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Your Unselfish Kindness
Your Unselfish Kindness

Your Unselfish Kindness

Robin Hyde's Autobiographical Writings


327 Pages, 6 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9780947522117

Rights: WOR

Otago University Press (May 2018)


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Robin Hyde’s extraordinary but short life (1906–39) included a precocious early career as poet and parliamentary reporter. As a journalist, she juggled writing for the social pages with highly political reporting on unemployment, prison conditions and the alienation of Maori land. She struggled with drug addiction and depression, single motherhood twice over, and a lengthy period as a voluntary patient in a residential clinic (The Lodge) attached to Auckland Mental Hospital in Avondale. Her life culminated in brilliant reporting on the Sino/Japanese War following a journey into China in 1938.

Author Biography

Mary Edmond Paul is the author of Her Side of the Story: Readings of Mander, Mansfield and Hyde, the editor of Lighted Windows: Critical essays on Robin Hyde and co-editor of Gothic New Zealand (with Jennifer Lawn and Misha Kavka). She is a senior lecturer in English and Media Studies at Massey University Albany, in Auckland.