Thorndon – Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield Project by Kirsty Gunn (Bridget Williams Books, $14.99 PB, $4.99 e-book)
Review by Pip Adam
“What is real, for a writer? What is the lived, the imagined? The light, the dark? Is it that the remembered may be deemed more powerful than the dreamed? The sadness, going down into the depths more grounded, more true, than the procession up into the bright world of stories and plans and wonder? To what extent, instead, like Milton’s sun ‘dark with excessive bright’, might the world of one also be the world of another, sun and moon together in continual eclipse and radiance, day and night at play together in the imagination in writing, in stories.” That’s Kirsty Gunn writing in Thorndon – Wellington and Home: My Katherine Mansfield Project.
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