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This is an auction for AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Lauris Edmond.

"Lauris Edmond completed her remarkable three-volume autobiography in the early 1990s. It tells the story of a Hawke’s Bay childhood in an unconventional home, her student days in wartime Palmerston ?North, and the years raising a family and teaching throughout New Zealand. The story then moves back to Palmerston ?North, where Edmond settles and launches a ‘second life’ as an acclaimed poet and writer. An Autobiography remains one of the great accounts of a New Zealand writer’s life and her writing, and a tribute to one whose gift it was to ‘make the ordinary shine’ in both poetry and prose."


* Part One: Hot October

* Part Two: Bonfires in the Rain

* Part Three: The Quick World

* Afterword: Only Connect

'Lauris Edmond is now an internationally known recorder of New Zealand experience. This penetrating narrative, with its grace, clarity, sensitivity and stark honesty, is the equal of her finest poems. We are immeasurably in her debt.'
- New Zealand Books

'Make no mistake, this is autobiography at its very best, very evocation of period, written with real appreciation of the craftsmanship of writing, and very frank indeed.'
- Otago Daily Times

'The prose and the poetry together amount to a major work of identity construction, related to and just as deliberate as James K. Baxter’s or Janet Frame’s in this country’s literature.’
- K. O. Arvidson

'Future generations will be grateful Edmond set her life down; apart from its literary merit, it is an important historical document.'
- New Zealand Listener

Large format (trade) paperback 1994.

410 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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