The Red Heart
|Format:||Paperback, 208 pages|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 01 May 1999|
A collection of non-fiction articles, speeches and essays on subjects ranging from the biographical to literary, political and social. The book offers comment and insight into New Zealand and Antipodean life, as well as revealing the thoughts and passions of the author.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Autobiographical: Pakeha New Zealander; drinking and dissent; my island home; birth diaries; passion and paradise - my best year yet; the red heart. Part 2 Queensland stories; fear and loathing on the Queensland writers' train; the language of sex; love and violence; fiction and moral imagination; warrior women - modern heroine; Jane Eyre - a holocaust of a childhood; movie dreams - writing like a man; low life, high art; everything is copy; the value of writers. Part 3 Political and social: dangerous lies - the language of economic rationalism; conjugal knots; the dark side of love; friends; reefer madness; writing a revolution; come and see blood in the streets.
Rosie Scott was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards, in the Australian Banjo Patterson National Book Awards, and in the Christina Stead National Fiction Award of the New South Wales Premier's Award
|Publisher: ||Vintage New Zealand|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 centimeters|