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Thorndon - Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield Project

Thorndon - Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield Project

In this exquisitely written notebook - My Katherine Mansfield Project - Gunn explores the meaning of home.

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ISBN 9781927247891
Published 17 March 2014 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Gunn, Kirsty
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781927247891
ISBN-10 1927247896
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 17 March 2014
International Publication Date 11 March 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Gunn, Kirsty
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 124
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.63
Catalogue Code 490024

Description of this Electronic Book

If I began asking you questions about Wellington ways there would be no end of it Katherine Mansfield

I came home to Wellington, to a place half remembered, half real, half fantasy, half fact, remembered and a dream Kirsty Gunn

For London-based writer Kirsty Gunn, returning to the city of her birth to spend a winter in a tiny colonial cottage in Thorndon is an exciting opportunity to walk the very streets and hills that Katherine Mansfield left behind on her departure from New Zealand, but later longed to revisit.

In this exquisitely written notebook (My Katherine Mansfield Project), Gunn explores the meaning of home, both for herself, returning to Wellington after an absence of thirty years, and for Mansfield, whose emotional attachment to the city and her geographically distant family remained a potent imaginative force, spurring some of her finest - and final - work.

For Mansfield, Gunn writes, home was an instant go-to zone for invention and narrative and characterisation and setting. For Gunn, home is now two places - Here and there the same place after all.'

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Author's Bio

Kirsty Gunn is an award-winning author. Her most recent book The Big Music was listed for the James Tait Black and IMPAC awards and won The New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2013. She has a Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee where she created and directs the programme of Writing Study and Practice. Her new collection of short stories Infidelities is to be published by Faber later this year.

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