Tread Softly for You Tread on My Life: New and Collected Writings

Author(s): Michael King

New Zealand

This is a rare book, for the general reader and the writer, the researcher and the academic. Fresh from writing "Wrestling With The Angel", the biography of Janet Frame, Michael King tells riveting stories as he considers questions which beset all intelligent writers and readers. What should biographers especially bear in mind? What is compassionate truth? What does one owe to one's subjects, and to one's readers? These collected writings roam far and wide. Be it humour and the commonplace made memorable, a refreshing look at race relations, portraits of extraordinary New Zealanders, or his own candid and always humane credo, King as historian, biographer and essayist combines firm and fresh judgements with common humanity. A thought-provoking book.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908561889
  • : Cape Catley
  • : Cape Catley
  • : July 2001
  • : 230mm X 160mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael King
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 186