Valérie Baisnée

“Through the long corridor of distance”

Space and Self in Contemporary New Zealand Women’s Autobiographies

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Auteur Valérie Baisnée
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton–Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that probe unexplored aspects of their life-narratives. Drawing on recent and revised concepts of place and space in cultural geography, philosophy, a ...