I For Isobel by Amy WittingI For Isobel by Amy Witting

I For Isobel

byAmy WittingIntroduction byCharlotte Wood

Paperback | February 20, 2015

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Amy Witting is comparable to Jean Rhys, but she has more starch, or vinegar. The effect is bracing."-The New YorkerA best-selling portrait of the artist as a troubled young woman.Isobel's imaginary friends include the Virgin Mary and Sherlock Holmes, Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and T.S. Eliot. She's less at ease with the flesh-and-blood people she meets, and least of all with herself. But a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveal her true destiny. An autobiographical classic from one of Australia's literary treasures.Amy Witting (1918?2001) wrote novels, stories, and verse which often appeared in theNew Yorker. "
AMY WITTING was the pen name of Joan Austral Fraser, born on 26 January 1918 in Sydney, Australia. After attending Fort Street Girls' High School she studied arts at the University of Sydney. She married Les Levick in 1948 and they had a son. Witting spent her working life teaching, but began writing seriously while recovering from tub...
Title:I For IsobelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.88 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:February 20, 2015Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1922147745

ISBN - 13:9781922147745