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Sinopsis: Quietly brilliant Witting's characterizations are staggeringly sharp it is hard to imagine a novel more keenly observed simultaneously heartbreaking and (subtly) hilarious, not because they're exaggerated, but because they are so unsettlingly, overwhelmingly true A compassionate masterpiece.’ Kirkus (starred review)
Isobel Callaghan is struggling to survive as a writer. She is isolated, poor and hungry. Leaving her boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on the way to the corner shop. Waking in the hospital, Isobel learns that she will be confined to a sanatorium. There, among the motley patients, and with the aid of great works of literature, she confronts the horrors of her past. But can she find a way to face the future? Confronting and compassionate, profound and funny, the second Isobel novel confirmed Amy Witting as one of the finest Australian writers of her time.
About the Author:
AMY WITTING was the pen name of Joan Austral Fraser, born on 26 January 1918 in Sydney, Australia. Witting spent her working life teaching, but began writing seriously while recovering from tuberculosis in the 1950s. Two stories appeared in the NEW YORKER in the mid-1960s, leading to THE VISIT (1977), an acclaimed novel about small-town life in New South Wales. Two years later Witting completed her masterpiece, I FOR ISOBEL, which was rejected by publishers troubled by its depiction of a mother tormenting her child.
When I FOR ISOBEL was eventually published, in 1989, it became a bestseller. In 1993 she won the Patrick White Award. ISOBEL ON THE WAY TO THE CORNER SHOP is the sequel to I FOR ISOBEL. Both ISOBEL novels were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award; the latter was the 2000 Age Book of the Year.
Amy Witting died in 2001, weeks before her last novel was published and while she was in the early stages of writing the third ISOBEL novel. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
MARIA TAKOLANDER is a senior lecturer in literature at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria. She is the author of a work of literary criticism and two poetry collections. Her poems have featured in annual best-of anthologies for the past seven years.
Título: Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop
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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, 1999. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. No Jacket. Later Printing. Standard used condition. Reading copy or better. Used Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 253187
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Descripción Penguin Books Australia, 1999. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP58723506
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Descripción Penguin, Ringwood, 1999. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. clean copy with no damage. Amy witting has created an eloquently drawn, intimate, compassionate and witty reflection on human nature Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 294 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140286349. ISBN/EAN: 9780140286342. Inventory No: 0262034. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order. Nº de ref. de la librería 0262034
Descripción Penguin Books Australia, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Size: 7.7 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches. 336 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Literature & Fiction; Contemporary; Australia -- Fiction.; Dewey Code: A823.3. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 66942. Nº de ref. de la librería 66942
Descripción Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Tanning to pages; slight foxing on half-title page; minor bumping on cover. Feel free to email any questions. Nº de ref. de la librería 071161
Descripción Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 071168
Descripción Penguin Books, Ringwood, Victoria, 1999. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 352p. Original illustrated wrappers. Reprint in pristine condition. Winner of The Age Book of the Year. Nº de ref. de la librería N76502
Descripción Penguin Books Australia, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0140286349