Sumner locke elliott was born in sydney on 17 october 1917 his mother was the writer helena sumner locke his mother was the writer helena sumner locke she died of eclampsia the day after his birth, and the boy was raised by his aunts. Based on the novel by sumner locke elliott eden’s lost charts the story of 17 year old angus weekes growing up in the 1930’s blue mountains of sydney he finds himself drawn into the world of the wealthy st james family and the 3 part story is mainly concerned with his relationships with the 3 . Helena sumner locke (1881-1917), author, was born on 4 july 1881 at sandgate, near brisbane, sixth daughter of rev william locke, anglican clergyman, and his wife annie, née seddon, both english born brought up in melbourne from 1888 and probably educated at home, sumner showed early promise as a . Sumner locke elliott was gay at a time when that was at first illegal and later socially frowned upon until the very end of his life ( fairyland ) he didn’t write openly about his sexuality.
The final book by sumner locke elliott, the award-winning author of careful, he might hear you drawing heavily on locke elliott's own experiences, fairyland charts the life of seaton daly, an aspiring writer coming to terms with his homosexuality in the repressive atmosphere of inner-city sydney during the 1930s and '40s. Accordingly, this essay takes a different point of departure which reconfigures understanding of the intertwined nature of elliott's life and work, offering instead a view of sumner locke elliott as an author uniquely positioned within australian, american, transnational, and queer literary networks of the mid-to-late twentieth century. Sharon clarke wrote a good biography called sumner locke elliott: writing life, which i recommend for anyone wanting to know more about the story behind careful, .
With his intriguing, genderless, triple-barrelled name, novelist, screenwriter and playwright sumner locke elliott (1917-1991) remained almost unknown in the country of his birth for much of his life, because he left it early and rarely returned. Most people know sumner locke elliott for his wonderful novel for much of his life (he died in 1991), locke elliott hid his homosexuality in the introduction . Sumner locke elliott was born in sydney to the writer helena sumner locke (1881–1917) and journalist henry logan elliott his mother died of eclampsia a day after his birth and he was raised by his aunts, who had a fierce custody battle over him. Brief biography sumner locke elliott was born in sydney in 1917, the son of the writer sumner locke and the freelance journalist henry logan elliott.
This biography of the writer sumner locke elliott, covers his life as a playwright and novelist, and his difficulty in coming to terms with his mother's death. Sumner locke elliott was born in sydney on 17 october 1917 his mother was the writer helena sumner locke she died of eclampsia the day after his birth, and the boy was raised by his aunts elliott wrote his first play when he was twelve, and while he was still at school joined sydney's independent . Join author walter mason for an enlightening talk on sumner locke elliott and the influence his amazing life had on his writing.
Mary astor a life on film from the community amazon try sumner locke elliott (introduction) during her life the consensus was that mary astor was difficult . By sumner locke elliott published: 1983 paperback : 0 pages 0 members reading this now 1 club reading this now 0 members have read this book introduction . Life and career born helena sumner locke , she was the daughter of a clergyman and spent the early years of her childhood in queensland before moving with her family to melbourne in 1888 . Sumner locke elliott (1917-1991), writer and playwright, was born on 17 october 1917 at kogarah, sydney, only child of victorian-born henry logan elliott, an accountant then serving with the australian imperial force, and his queensland-born wife helena sumner, née locke, a writer orphaned by .
Sumner locke elliott (17 october 1917 – 24 june 1991) was an australian (later american) novelist and playwright biography elliott private life as a gay man . Playwright sumner locke elliott was beset by tragedy from his birth a century ago in kogarah on october 17, 1917 today in history author and playwright sumner locke elliott was born into tragedy. Sumner locke elliott australian dictionary of biography, elliott, sumner locke (19171991) sumner locke elliott (1917 1991), writer and playwright, was born on 17 october 1917 at kogarah, sydney, only child of victorian born henry logan elliott, an. The final book by sumner locke elliott, the award-winning author of careful, he might hear you drawing heavily on locke elliott's own experiences, fairyland charts the life of seaton daly, an aspiring writer coming to terms with his homosexuality in the repressive atmosphere of inner-city sydney .
First published in 1963, sumner locke elliott's careful, he might hear you is a big, beautiful, bold-hearted book set in sydney during the great depression it's most definitely a five-star read ps, short for postscript, is an almost orphan: his mother, the writer sinden, died in childbirth and. Sharon clarke, sumner locke elliott: writing life sumner locke-elliott - playwright, actor and soldier, kilmore free press, 14 december 1944, 6 . Author(s): sumner locke elliott robyn nevin (introduction by) adult fiction share based on the childhood of sumner locke elliot, this novel is set in the great depression.