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Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner
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it was amazing
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My first non-fiction Helen Garner and I am a convert. I will be seeking out more of her NF work, especially the diaries. This collection contains essays on creatives, observations of neighbourhoods, and evocations of artefacts, among a multitude of other descriptions and musings. My favourite parts were in the section titled 'Dreams of Her Real Self', which includes snippets of what appear her early diary entries. Sometimes only a line or two long, others are vignettes. There is little attempt to connect them through transitions or narrative frames. But I marvelled at how these connections were implicit in the scene breaks. Is this what all of Garner's writing is like? (I have only read The Spare Room) If so, I enjoy the telling details. The so-much-unsaid.
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January 7, 2020 – Started Reading
January 7, 2020 – Shelved
January 9, 2020 –
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January 11, 2020 – Shelved as: aww2020
January 11, 2020 – Finished Reading

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