The Albertine Motif. "The French Tutor" by Judith Armstrong. [review] Neilson, Heather 2006-09-18T07:40:54Z 2006-09-18T07:40:54Z 2003-03
dc.description.abstract The protagonist of Judith Armstrong's first novel, Emily King, is beautiful, blonde and bilingual, having spent several early years in Paris. As an undergraduate, she suffers disillusionment when her hopes for a burgeoning romantic relationship prove to be illusory. Thereafter, she determines to adopt a strictly utilitarian approach to sexual relations, at one point adroitly juggling three complementarily useful boyfriends. A recurring minatory motif is Emily's favourite flower, a rose of French origin called the Albertine. The brevity of its orange-pink blooming is symbolic in this narrative of the transitional nature of relationships - a warning that it is folly to trust a lover too much or too quickly, lest one is betrayed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Australia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoria en
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dc.identifier.citation Neilson, Heather 2003. The Albertine Motif. Review of "The French Tutor" by Judith Armstrong. 'Australian Book Review', No 249, March, 62. en
dc.identifier.issn 0155-2864
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Australian Book Review en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No 249 en
dc.subject Australian en
dc.subject Book Reviews en
dc.subject Publishing en
dc.subject.other Australian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealand en
dc.title The Albertine Motif. "The French Tutor" by Judith Armstrong. [review] en
dc.type Article en
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