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Autobiography of a Marguerite

Autobiography of a Marguerite

Author: Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle
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Autobiography of a Marguerite is an innovative autobiography about illness, family dysfunction, and identity, and how they can shape one another. The narrator struggles with the effects of her auto-immune illness, and struggles to separate herself from her troubled mother. The narrative that emerges from the connected prose poems is both revealing and mysterious. Fragmentation, non-linearity and the use of footnotes reflect the disruptive nature of illness and the nature of recalling memories and family patterns.

Author description
Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle's work has appeared in a wide range of publications. Along with Hue & Cry these include Sport and Landfall, and her poems have been selected for Best New Zealand Poems in 2011 and 2012. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern letters, where was awarded the Biggs Poetry Prize for her manuscript, the first rendition of Autobiography of a Marguerite.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780473284121
  • : Hue & Cry Press
  • : Hue & Cry Press
  • : June 2014
  • : 215mm X 144mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle
  • : Paperback
  • : 821.3
  • : 94