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Published: October 2019
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Category: Arts / Arts: Writing
BIC Subject: Memoirs
Published By: Black Inc
 
Published: 01-Oct-2019
Format: Hardback, 112 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781760640194
Stock Code: 0640194
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'Hazzard was the first Australian writer I read who looked outwards, away from Australia. Her work spoke of places from which I had come and places to which I longed to go ... It was reading as an affair of revelations and gifts. It fell like rain, greening my vision of Australian literature as a stony country where I would never feel at home. Splendour had entered the scene.'

In this vibrant, rich and personal essay on acclaimed author Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser offers a masterclass in writing that is powerful and exhilarating, that is 'perfect' because it is 'exact'. She celebrates the precision and musicality of Hazzard's prose and illuminates the humour, humanity and revelatory impact of her work. This jewel of a book is both a wonderful introduction to Hazzard and a treat for her long-time fans.'Hazzard was the first Australian writer I read who looked outwards, away from Australia. Her work spoke of places from which I had come and places to which I longed to go ... It was reading as an affair of revelations and gifts. It fell like rain, greening my vision of Australian literature as a stony country where I would never feel at home. Splendour had entered the scene.'

In this vibrant, rich and personal essay on acclaimed author Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser offers a masterclass in writing that is powerful and exhilarating, that is 'perfect' because it is 'exact'. She celebrates the precision and musicality of Hazzard's prose and illuminates the humour, humanity and revelatory impact of her work. This jewel of a book is both a wonderful introduction to Hazzard and a treat for her long-time fans.
Michelle de Kretser is the award-winning author of several novels, including The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case and The Lost Dog. She has twice won the Miles Franklin Award - in 2013 for Questions of Travel and in 2018 for The Life to Come.
 
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