Dump Pickings

Over on her blog in another amusing and insightful post, Laura Sewell Matter’s biographical quest takes her to the rubbish dump, the one named after the wife of her subject. What a meta-moment! As she says: “The research process has been largely about sifting through dusty old stuff in search of what remains useful. There are items that stink and items whose original use I cannot decipher, amidst all the metaphorical tuna cans and banana peels** (remnants of daily life), and a few real treasures that make it all worth the effort.”

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About Nathan Hobby

At work on a biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard for a PhD at the University of Western Australia. Also a novelist and librarian. View all posts by Nathan Hobby

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