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Going Bush (Paperback) (Kirsty Gunn)

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Kirsty Gunn is known for the powerful use of landscape in her fiction. In Going Bush, landscape again comes to the forefront as she revisits the vistas of her childhood in New Zealand, evoking an ethereal and meditative autobiography of place.
            Revisiting with words the landscapes she once explored by sight, sound, and touch, Gunn uncovers what is wild about these places, in particular the bush. Interweaving essay, memoir, and narrative, she recalls the ways in which the landscape’s very foreignness could also have provided refuge to a child—an escape from the suffocating cultural norms of colonial society. Gunn’s words are accompanied by a series of images made specially for the cahier by her sister, Merran Gunn, which extend the exploration of words’ capabilities—and their limitations—in attempting to address the particularities of place.
Number of Pages: 37
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Cahiers
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Kirsty Gunn
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51715214
UPC: 9781909631175
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2186
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