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Love Letters from Transylvania
Author: Hugh Kiernan

ISBN: 9780994273543
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1 March 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.0
"Hugh Kiernan's memoir cycles, tantalisingly but purposefully, among different modes -expository, dramatic, narrative, and descriptive - and sometimes blurs the boundary between fiction and nonfiction. But the effect of the whole is perhaps best described as lyrical, as the prose has the compression and metaphorical openness characteristic of poetry. The result is a narrative that powerfully communicates the disorientation and even self-estrangement attendant on a life-changing, and life-threatening, condition. An achievement rare in my experience of illness narrative.'
G Thomas Couser - Author of Memoir: An introduction and Recovering Bodies: Illness, disability and life writing

'Hugh Kiernan's writing inhabits liminal spaces between health and illness. His carefully crafted stories differ from the usual first-person memoir tradition adopted by authors making sense of their illness experiences. He uses experiences of other ill people or his experience with a context or with inanimate objects or a trying situation to structure stories that provide compelling insights into the world of health care.'
Emeritus Professor Annette Street - Author ...

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