The love school : personal essays / Elizabeth Knox.
By: Knox, Elizabeth.Material type: TextPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2008Description: 367 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864735928 (pbk.); 0864735928 (pbk.).Subject(s): Knox, Elizabeth | Knox, Elizabeth, 1959- | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Women authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Fiction -- Authorship | New Zealand essays -- 20th century | New Zealand essays -- 21st century | New Zealand essays 21st centuryGenre/Form: New Zealand essays -- 20th century. | New Zealand essays -- 21st century. | Fiction -- Authorship. DDC classification: z823.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Culled from two decades of nonfiction writing from an original and much-celebrated author, these essays tell the story of important moments and experiences in Elizabeth Knox's life. From her first literary efforts as a child to the jobs she took to support herself so she could write, these writings provide a brilliant and personal look into the life of an internationally successful writer. Displaying the vivid and rich qualities for which Knox is renowned, these works reveal the process through which Knox creates as well as the purpose behind her work.</p>
"Collects more than twenty years' of Elizabeth Knox's non-fiction"--Back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [11-13]).
Origins, authority and imaginary games -- Afraid -- When we stopped -- Getting over it -- Reuben Avenue -- Test day -- Assemble in Bunny Street -- A doubtful guest -- The receding lion: A vulgar manifesto -- Going to the gym -- On being picked up -- On the Am track -- A stilled cascade -- A little story about (among other things) how a book about wine drove me to drink -- My history with wings -- The high jump: Privacy, veracity and autobiographical fiction -- Provenance: Why I wrote Black Oxen -- Why I write -- VUW graduation address, 2001 -- Starling -- Hands and hooves -- Patience -- The love school -- A little love talk -- Some thoughts about plot -- Where Dreamhunter came from -- Some thoughts on rereading -- The charm of fantasy -- VUW graduation address, 2007 -- Speech for the Michael L. Printz Honor Award at the American Library Association Conference.
Finalist in the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009 Biography Finalist.
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