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The Book of Iris: A Life of Robin Hyde (Hardback)

Derek Challis

Edité par Auckland University Press, New Zealand, 2002
ISBN 10: 1869402677 / ISBN 13: 9781869402679
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Titre : The Book of Iris: A Life of Robin Hyde (...

Éditeur : Auckland University Press, New Zealand

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This extraordinary biography of Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson) has been in the making for 40 years and fills a major gap in New Zealand s literary history. Gloria Rawlinson, a close friend of Iris Wilkinson s, did much of the research and completed a first draft before she died; Derek Challis, Wilkinson s son, has brought it to completion. It is a gripping and profoundly moving story about (as our reader says) a short, tumultuous, incredibly productive, sad and doomed life. It suggests comparison with both Mansfield and Frame. . A dramatic and densely packed narrative, including appalling accounts of hidden pregnancies, experience as a solo mother, dependence on drugs, intimate acquaintance with sexism and poverty, mental breakdown, and an extraordinary trip in China during the Sino-Japanese war. N° de réf. du libraire BZV9781869402679

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Synopsis : This extraordinary biography of Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson) has been in the making for 40 years and fills a major gap in New Zealand's literary history. Gloria Rawlinson, a close friend of Iris Wilkinson's, did much of the research and completed a first draft before she died; Derek Challis, Wilkinson's son, has brought it to completion. It is a gripping and profoundly moving story about (as our reader says) a 'short, tumultuous, incredibly productive, sad and doomed life. It suggests comparison with both Mansfield and Frame...'. A dramatic and' densely packed narrative, including appalling accounts of hidden pregnancies, experience as a solo mother, dependence on drugs, intimate acquaintance with sexism and poverty, mental breakdown, and an extraordinary trip in China during the Sino-Japanese war.

A propos de l'auteur: Derek Challis is Iris Wilkinson's illegitimate son. He is a sailor, scientist, and the author of several books, including A Home in this World. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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