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The Resource Feverish : a memoir, Gigi Fenster

Feverish : a memoir, Gigi Fenster

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Feverish : a memoir
Title
Feverish
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gigi Fenster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Swaziland is where you think, for the first time, maybe if I got brain fever I would be able to stop worrying. I'd lose control and, maybe then, I'd understand my friend's mind. In an attempt to break free from rationality and make her life a work of art, Gigi Fenster decides to induce a fever in herself. Fever, she surmises, is a 'particularly writerly thing'. What follows is a captivating memoir of that attempt. Feverish ranges over Fenster's childhood in South Africa, her relationships with her psychiatrist father, her troubled friend Simon, and her mother and four siblings, through to New Zealand and her relationships with her two teenage daughters. As she traverses her life, Fenster asks questions about bravery, transgression, vulnerability and the value we place on art. This memoir is a witty, intelligent, original examination of what it means to be a compassionate human being. 'Without empathy,' she writes, 'one cannot tell the full story. There can be no proper care'"--Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZ1
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Fenster, Gigi
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fenster, Gigi
  • Women lawyers
  • Fever in literature
  • Schizophrenia
  • Parent and teenager
  • Authors
  • South Africa
Label
Feverish : a memoir, Gigi Fenster
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Publication
Note
Memoir
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026302390
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781776561803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1026302390
Label
Feverish : a memoir, Gigi Fenster
Publication
Note
Memoir
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026302390
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781776561803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1026302390
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