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Book of Iris: A Life of Robin Hyde, The
  • Product ID: 9781869402679-SECONDHAND
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Book of Iris: A Life of Robin Hyde, The

$15.00 $91.30
NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only.

Author: Derek Challis

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 800


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.
  • Format: Secondhand, Paperback
  • Tags: Biography, History, Nov-2022, Paperback, Secondhand
  • Barcode: 9781869402679-SECONDHAND
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