Open Book by Claire Beynon

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The alphabet is a primitive yet sophisticated instrument of communication. Here it provides a rhythmical structure – raw ingredients out of which stories and images emerge… People, landscapes, memories of Africa and recent adventures on continents as far-flung as Europe and Antarctica are juxtaposed and brought to life in this first collection. “Here is a project that is adventurous in both conception and execution … In Claire Beynon’s OPEN BOOK the artifice of wit is set alongside (not against) the unsteady pressure of the personal. Here words are historical burrs that, like the rough edges of lines made by an engraving tool, catch the world and turn it around. They enlarge our sense of what’s possible. As she observes of earth and air: ‘Theirs is a relationship refined by this curiously lyrical insistence.’ ” —David Howard About the Author Claire Beynon lives and works in an old villa over­looking Otago harbour, Dunedin. A fulltime artist and writer, she immigrated to New Zealand from Cape Town in 1994 and has been a citizen of this country for nearly a decade. Her artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally, and her award-winning poems and short stories have featured in anthologies both in New Zealand and abroad. This Steele Roberts Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781877448157 SKU: 395152 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.