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The Paper Nautilus

The Paper Nautilus (Paperback)

By Jackson, Michael

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The Paper Nautilus is about loss - the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are born of brokenness. The paper nautilus provides a vivid image of this interplay of death and rebirth since, for new life to b...egin, the angelically beautiful but fragile shell that sustained a former life must be shattered. Michael Jackson has recourse to his ethnographic fieldwork among the Kuranko of Sierra Leone, as well as autobiography and fiction, in exploring his theme. This book crosses and blends genres most engagingly. Beginning as a series of essays, it gradually morphs into a mesmerising work of the imagination in which the boundary between author and other becomes blurred, and the line between fact and fiction erased.
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ISBN 9781988531793
Published NZ 29 Nov 2019
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988531793
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Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 29 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jackson, Michael
Category Award Winning
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 274
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade