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A stranger on Earth : the life and work of Anna Kavan

Author: Jeremy Reed
Publisher: London ; Chester Springs, PA : Peter Owen, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jeremy Reed's biography of the novelist Anna Kavan draws on newly discovered original material to map out the life, times and visionary work of a writer who renamed herself after a character in one of her own novels and did everything she could to resist biography."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reed, Jeremy.
Stranger on Earth.
London ; Chester Springs, PA : Peter Owen, 2006
(OCoLC)607760952
Named Person: Anna Kavan; Anna Kavan; Anna Kavan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Reed
ISBN: 072061273X 9780720612738 0720612411 9780720612417
OCLC Number: 62533094
Description: 207 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Tasting the Blues --
2. An Enigma Called Helen --
3. Whisky, Breakdowns and a Bulldog Named Olga --
4. Helen Ferguson's Novels --
5. Blonde Ambition --
6. On the Road --
7. Falling Off the Edge of the World --
8. A Woman Left Lonely --
9. Mutant Love --
10. Critic at a Court of Queens --
11. Dr Bluth and the Mad Business --
12. Heroin --
13. In a White Room --
14. Love Minus Zero: Kavan and the 1960s' Zeitgeist --
15. The Loop --
16. A Woman's Story --
17. Exploding Into Colour: The Later Paintings --
18. The Needle and the Damage Done --
19. Disinformation --
Postscript: Where Are You Now?
Responsibility: Jeremy Reed.

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