The Love School: Personal Essays by Elizabeth Knox
The Love School: Personal Essays by Elizabeth Knox
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The Love School collects more than twenty years of Elizabeth Knox's non-fiction. These frank and revealing essays and talks tell the story of her writing's beginnings in childhood imaginary games played with her sisters and friends; of leaving home and working at Inland Revenue to earn money to write; of the writing and putting away of the two novels that came before her prize-winning debut, After Z-Hour, in 1987; and of the extraordinary novels which followed. Here is Wellington in the eighties: lives led in now demolished buildings, the pastimes and politics of the period described with vivid particularity, passion, wisdom and a sense of the absurd.

In these pages the reader will encounter the comic: possums who invade and occupy a portion of the author's Brooklyn flat; the dramatic: the Red Squad at the intersection of Rintoul and Riddiford Streets on Wellington test day; and the mysterious: an angelic stranger in a Venetian back street.

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Paperback, excellent condition. 

Published by Victoria University Press, 2008.

ISBN: 9780864735928