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The Resource Small acts of disappearance : essays on hunger, Fiona Wright

Small acts of disappearance : essays on hunger, Fiona Wright

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Small acts of disappearance : essays on hunger
Title
Small acts of disappearance
Title remainder
essays on hunger
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Wright
Title variation
Small acts of disappearance
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Language
eng
Summary
Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the authors affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona Wright is a highly regarded poet and critic, and her account of her illness is informed by a keen sense of its contradictions and deceptions, and by an awareness of the empowering effects of hunger, which is unsparing in its consideration of the authors own actions and motivations. The essays offer perspectives on the eating disorder at different stages in Wrights life, at university, where she finds herself in a radically different social world to the one she grew up in, in Sri Lanka as a fledgling journalist, in Germany as a young writer, in her hospital treatments back in Sydney. They combine research, travel writing, memoir, and literary discussions of how writers like Christina Stead, Carmel Bird, Tim Winton, John Berryman and Louise Glück deal with anorexia and addiction; together with accounts of family life, and detailed and humorous views of hunger-induced situations of the kind that are so compelling in Wrights poetry
Storyline
Award
  • Nita B. Kibble Literary Award, 2016.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Non-Fiction Book Award, 2016.
Awards note
Queensland Literary Awards Winner 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10505771
Cataloging source
ANL
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1983-
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Wright, Fiona
Dewey number
616.8526
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Western Sydney
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True
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  • Wright, Fiona
  • Wright, Fiona
  • Eating disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa patients' writings, Australian
Target audience
adult
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essays on hunger
Label
Small acts of disappearance : essays on hunger, Fiona Wright
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000055038918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781922146939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913830082
Label
Small acts of disappearance : essays on hunger, Fiona Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055038918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781922146939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913830082

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