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A celebration of the life and work of the British writer Jennifer Dawson

Biographical and bibliographical references to Dawson and her work can be found in:


        Contemporary Novelists (ConNov) Ed. James Vinson. London, Chicago: St. James    

        Press, 1972.


        A Dictionary of Literature in the English Language from 1940-1970. Ed. Robin

        Myers. Oxford, New York: Pergamon, 1978.


        Penguin Modern Stories (10)  Ed. Judith Burnley. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972.


        Contemporary Authors (CA) 57. Gale, 1976.


        The Corners Are Being Rubbed Off Nicely - Madness and marginalisation in J.

        Dawson's novels - Dissertation by Kathrin Melzer, Johannes Gutenberg University of  

        Mainz, Germany. 1991.




Download extracts from "Madness and marginalisation in J. Dawson's novels" here:


NB. We have tried to contact Kathrin Melzer to request permission to publish sections of her very interesting dissertation on this website, but without success. We have decided to reprint these extracts from her work in good faith, believing that it makes a valuable contribution to the understanding and critical appraisal of Jennifer Dawson's writing. If you know where we can contact Kathrin, please do get in touch.




Commentary and analysis of Jennifer Dawson's literary work


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