(Ellen) Dymphna Cusack Biography

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Dymphna Cusack regarded herself, in Jean-Paul Sartre's phrase, as an "écrivain engagé"--one for whom the pen was mightier than the sword. According to Andrea Lofthouse in Who's Who of Australian Women (1982), Cusack said,

I believe that a writer should be in the vanguard of society, analysing her community, its influence on people, and describing through her characters its benign or malign results. I am a socialist, believing that no country or individual should own less than another. As a humanist, I believe that all persons are equally important in life.

Diminutive in stature, with a fragile constitution frequently ravaged by remitting/relapsing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS; her "dog's disease"), she was, nonetheless, a courageous and high-profile antinuclear activist in the World Peace Movement during the Cold War era.

A committed social reformer, she wrote her own interpretation of living history as she dramatized...

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