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Sylvia! The Biography Of Sylvia Ashton Warner

Hood, Lynley

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ISBN 10: 0670819379 / ISBN 13: 9780670819379
Verlag: Viking, 1988
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Cloth, dj, VG/VG. 264pp, 24pp b/w plates, map, index, spine of dustjacket sunned, dustjacket a little worn, otherwise a nice copy. Biography of the New Zealand educational reformer & poet who spent much of her career teaching Maori children. 800 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32486

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Titel: Sylvia! The Biography Of Sylvia Ashton ...

Verlag: Viking

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st edition..

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Traces the life of the controversial New Zealand educator and novelist, and attempts to depict her complex personality

From Publishers Weekly:

Teacher-novelist Ashton-Warner is revealed in this rich, lively biography as a contradictory figure who, early on, "was never one to let facts cloud the drama of a good story." Although her unorthodox approach to teaching Maori children--formulated on the concept of "key vocabulary" based on native imagery--won her international fame as an innovator, Ashton-Warner frequently expressed her dislike of teaching. This biography, the first book by New Zealand freelancer Wood, supplies factual evidence as to the parallels between Ashton-Warner's ambivalence in areas of her own life and that of the heroines of her novels, especially the bestseller Spinster. We're shown that life on her own terms was a condition set down by Ashton-Warner. She was born in 1906 into an eccentric New Zealand family; she combined a nontraditional marriage with an erratic career as teacher-writer. She thrived on love-hate relationships, was a deeply restless woman, flirtatious even in old age, alcoholic and, yet, as her biographer demonstrates, strangely charismatic. Photos.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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