Jennifer Dawson

Standard Name: Dawson, Jennifer
Birth Name: Jennifer Dawson
Nickname: Jenny
Married Name: Jennifer Hinton
JD 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, Vol.
, 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.


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Intertextuality and Influence Iris Murdoch
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, Vol.
, pp. 52-3.
Occupation Iris Murdoch
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...
Textual Production Beatrice Harraden
Jennifer Dawson 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...


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Dawson, Jennifer. A Field of Scarlet Poppies. Quartet Books, 1979.
Dawson, Jennifer. Fowler’s Snare. Anthony Blond, 1962.
Dawson, Jennifer. Hospital Wedding. Quartet Books, 1978.
Dawson, Jennifer. “Impressions of Iris Murdoch, Teacher, in 1951”. The Ship, Vol.
, pp. 52-3.
Dawson, Jennifer. Judasland. Virago, 1989.
Dawson, Jennifer. Strawberry Boy. Quartet Books, 1976.
Dawson, Jennifer. The Cold Country. Anthony Blond, 1965.
Dawson, Jennifer. The Ha-Ha. Anthony Blond, 1961.
Dawson, Jennifer. “The Ha-Ha”. They Made Their Name, Anthony Blond, 1968, pp. 197-0.
Dawson, Jennifer, and Elizabeth Mitchell. The Queen of Trent. Abelard-Schuman, 1961.
Dawson, Jennifer. The Upstairs People. Virago, 1988.