On First Looking into Barbara Hanrahan’s Diaries: ‘The Terrible Creative Task’
PhD candidate, University of Sydney
A diary entry, written by Hanrahan when she was 41 years old and well into her career as an artist and writer opens the way into a discussion of the way in which Hanrahan viewed her self, her creativity, and her responsibility to God and the world. The complexity of the statement encourages a creative response and that is what I propose here - a peregrination through Barbara Hanrahan's diaries looking at the way she constructed self, creativity and spiritual purpose.
Elaine Lindsay, PhD candidate, University of Sydney
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