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            Childhood, Youth, Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy

            Childhood, Youth, Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy (Paperback)

            By Ditlevsen, Tove

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            Growing up in a working-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Tove feels that her childhood is made for a completely different girl. As 'long, mysterious words begin to crawl across my soul', she comes to understand that she has a vocation that will define her life. Her path seems a...ssured, but she has no idea of the struggles ahead - love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure and destructive addiction. As the years go by, the central tension of Tove's life comes into painful focus: the terrible lure of dependency, in all its forms, and the possibility of living freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms.
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            ISBN 9780241457573
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler
             

            The Broken House: Growing up under Hitler (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kruger, Horst; Translated by Whiteside, Shaun

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            • Pub Date
              23 Jun 21

            In 1965 the German journalist Horst Kruger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp guards were put on trial for the systematic murder of over 1 million men, women and children.

            ISBN 9781847926357
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists: Shelagh Delaney * Edna O'Brien * Lynne Reid Banks * Charlotte Bingham * Nell Dunn * Virginia Ironside * Margaret Forster
             

            Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists: Shelagh Delaney * Edna O'Brien * Lynne Reid Banks * Charlotte Bingham * Nell Dunn * Virginia Ironside * Margaret Forster (Paperback)

            By Brayfield, Celia

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            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 21

            The first book about a generation of women writers who challenged the world.

            ISBN 9781448217502
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Clear Springs: A Family Story

            Clear Springs: A Family Story (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Mason, Bobbie Ann; House Inc, Random

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            In this beautiful memoir, the bestselling author of In Country and Spence & Lila tells her own story and the story of the Masons of Clear Springs, Kentucky. Here is a true story of living and surviving . . . that will make you laugh and cry and feel good to read.-- Lexington Hera...ld-Leader.
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            ISBN 9780060956295
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            In the Land of Men: A Memoir
             

            In the Land of Men: A Memoir (Paperback)

            By Miller, Adrienne

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            A fiercely personal memoir about Miller's coming of age in the male-dominated literary world of the nineties, becoming, at twenty-five, the first female literary editor of Esquire, and her personal and working relationship with David Foster Wallace Adrienne Miller was a naive twe...nty-two-year-old from the Midwest when she got a lucky break and was hired as an editorial assistant at GQ. The mid-nineties was still the golden age of print journalism, and a publication like GQ then seemed the red-hot center of the literary world, even if its sensibilities were manifestly mid-century--the martinis, the male egos, and the unquestioned authority of kings. Still, Miller learned to hold her own in a man's world, and three years later, she forged her own path, becoming the first woman to hold the role of literary editor of Esquire. She was at Esquire during a unique moment in history that simultaneously saw the last days of the old guard of literary titans and the rise of a new movement, as exemplified by McSweeney's and by David Foster Wallace. Through Miller's work as his editor at the magazine, Wallace would become her closest friend, confidant--and antagonist. Here is the untold story of an intellectual and artistic exchange that grew into a highly charged relationship between a young woman finding her voice and one of the most prominent writers of the era. This is a candid portrait of the mercurial man behind the spotlight, and an account of the shrouded literary world, which asks the question: How does a young woman fit into this culture and at what cost? With wit and deep intelligence, Miller presents a moving portrayal of a young woman's education in a land of men.
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            ISBN 9780062682420
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Untwisted: The Story of My Life

            Untwisted: The Story of My Life (Hardback)

            By Jennings, Paul

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            Honest, insightful, funny - a brilliant memoir about writing and teaching and life from one of Australia's most loved children's authors.

            ISBN 9781760525828
            Published NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 15+ years
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            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars
             

            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Paperback, Main)

            By Wade, Francesca

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            Five exceptional women; one London square. A spellbinding group biography by a luminous new talent.

            ISBN 9780571330669
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Liars' Club

            The Liars' Club (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

            By Karr, Mary

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            The international bestseller from a prize-winning poet and critic

            ISBN 9781447289470
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Picador Classic
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            Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney
             

            Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney (Hardback)

            By Kennedy, Kate

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            • Pub Date
              24 Aug 21

            The first comprehensive biography of an extraordinary English poet and composer whose life was haunted by fighting in the First World War and, later, confinement in a mental asylum Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) wrote some of the most-anthologized poems of the First World War and compos...ed some of the greatest works in the English song repertoire, such as Sleep. Yet his life was shadowed by the trauma of the war and mental illness, and he spent his last fifteen years confined to a mental asylum. In Dweller in Shadows, Kate Kennedy presents the first comprehensive biography of this extraordinary and misunderstood artist. A promising student at the Royal College of Music, Gurney enlisted as a private with the Gloucestershire regiment in 1915 and spent two years in the trenches of the Western Front. Wounded in the arm and subsequently gassed during the Battle of Passchendaele, Gurney was recovering in hospital when his first collection of poems, Severn and Somme, was published. Despite episodes of depression, he resumed his music studies after the war until he was committed to an asylum in 1922. At times believing he was Shakespeare and that the machines under the floor were torturing him, he nevertheless continued to write and compose, leaving behind a vast body of unpublished work when he died of tuberculosis. Drawing on extensive archival research and spanning literary criticism, history, psychiatry and musicology, this compelling narrative sets Gurney's life and work against the backdrop of the war and his institutionalisation, probing the links between madness, suffering and creativity. Facing death in the trenches, Gurney hoped that history might not forget me quite. This definitive account of his life and work helps ensure that he will indeed be remembered.
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            ISBN 9780691212784
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan
              

            Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan (Paperback)

            By Markwell, Carol

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            • Pub Date
              12 Jul 21

            Long-awaited biography of one of NZ's first women poets and travel writers - also a prison reformer, humanitarian, botanist and conservationist. One of the first writers with an authentic NZ voice.

            ISBN 9781988595399
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher The Cuba Press
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