Title: Writing Life, A: Helen Garner & Her Work
Author: BRENNAN BERNADETTE
Publication date: 03/04/2017
Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHERS
Publishing status: Active
In the first full-length study of garner’s 40 years of work, Brennan offers a literary portrait that maps all of Garner’s books against the different stages of her life.
Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She has never been afraid to write herself into her nonfiction, and many of her own experiences help to shape her fiction. But who is the ‘I’ in Helen Garner’s work? Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work, a literary portrait that maps all of her books against the different stages of her life. Brennan has had access to previously unavailable papers in Garner’s archive, and she provides a lively and rigorous reading of the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters.
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm