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Author Clendinnen, Inga.

Title Tiger's eye : a memoir / Inga Clendinnen
Published Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  907.202 Cle/Tea  AVAILABLE
 MELB  907.202 Cle/Tea  AVAILABLE
Description 289 pages ; 24 cm
Summary 'A decade ago I fell ill,' writes Inga Clendinnen at the beginning of Tiger's Eye. 'Fall is the right word; it is almost as alarming and quite as precipitous as falling in love.' In this deeply personal book an eminent historian explores her own history. She dramatises the ways in which illness challenges and subverts the self, and explores how writing can become part of the imperative to recover. This is an absorbing and lucid account of the mind at particular extremities: of razor-sharp recollection, of weird hallucinatory narratives and of heightened creativity. It is a book about the transitions between memory and history and fiction, and how the liberated imagination negotiates its way among them. Vivid and compelling, the subject of Tiger's Eye is not being ill or well, but being alive
Analysis Clendinnen, Inga
Clendinnen, Inga - Health
Clendinnen, Inga - Mental health
Clendinnen, Inga - Views on authorship
Creative writing - Psychological aspects
Historians - Biography
Liver - Diseases - Patients - Biography
Liver - Diseases - Psychological aspects
Women historians - Biography
SUBJECT Clendinnen, Inga., 1934-
Clendinnen, Inga -- Health.
Clendinnen, Inga -- Mental health.
Clendinnen, Inga.
Clendinnen, Inga, 1934- -- Health.
Clendinnen, Inga, 1934- -- Mental health.
Clendinnen, Inga, 1934-2016 -- Health.
Clendinnen, Inga, 1934-2016 -- Mental health.
Clendinnen, Inga., 1934-2016
Subject Authorship.
Biography Collection
Liver -- Diseases -- Patients.
Chronic active hepatitis -- Patients -- Australia -- Biography.
Creative writing -- Psychological aspects.
Historians -- Biography.
Liver -- Diseases -- Patients -- Biography.
Liver -- Diseases -- Patients -- Psychological aspects.
Liver -- Diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Women authors -- Biography.
Women authors -- Australia -- Biography.
Women historians -- Biography.
Women historians -- Australia -- Biography.
Women historians.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1876485264