Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Dawson, Jennifer
Birth Name: Jennifer Dawson
Married Name: Jennifer Hinton
achieved an early reputation as a novelist of madness, in tune with 1960s ideas about the brilliant and eccentric visions of insanity being damped and persecuted by conformist social institutions. A friend observed that she writes with chilling insight about bleak places inhabited by bleak people;
Whitby, Joy. “In Memory of Jennifer Hinton (Dawson 1949)”. The Ship, pp. 54 - 5.
a critic called her the supreme chronicler of insanity.
Guttridge, Peter. “Obituary: Jennifer Dawson”. The Independent.
Besides her seven novels she published a volume of short stories and collaborated on a children's book.
It was influenced, said Murdoch's ex-student Jennifer Dawson
, by the thinking of Simone Weil
's L'attente de Dieu.
Dawson, Jennifer. “Impressions of Iris Murdoch, Teacher, in 1951”. The Ship, pp. 52 - 3.
The job of tutor, which made high demands in time and energy, brought her into face-to-face contact with a series of extremely able young women. She was unconventional and memorable as a teacher. Her students...
was later to remember the same verse when she titled her novel Fowler's Snare, 1962. A Tauchnitz
edition of BH
's work published the same year is catalogued by some libraries in...