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Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 26/04/2007
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In 1934, Ngaio Marsh's first novel, A Man Lay Dead, was published to critical acclaim. For the next fifty years, Marsh wrote more than 30 English detective novels, while simultaneously building a reputation as a distinguished director of Shakespearean theatre. She received the Crime Writers Association's Red Herrings Award in 1955 and was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1978. In 1948 Marsh was awarded an Office of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature and the theatre, and in 1967, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE). As a New Zealander, Marsh was the only colonial writer to be ranked with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham as one of the grande dames of the Golden Age. I>Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work is a collection of essays celebrating this multifaceted talent-painter, playwright, director and detective novelist. Originally created to celebrate the centenary of Marsh's birth, this comprehensive profile addresses various aspects of this remarkable woman's personality, life, and work. In addition to the thirteen essays, this volume contains a chronology of Marsh's plays, as well as a bibliography of her novels and short stories. Nominated for both an Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction and an Anthony Award for Best Critical Work, this book is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary woman who captured international acclaim in literature and the arts.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810859395
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 218 x 141 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fascinating look at an extraordinary woman. * Mostly Murder *
It succeeded in making me more interested in her and made me think that perhaps I should read more of her books. * Crime and Detective Stories *
This is a paperbound reprint of a 1995 book, collecting 13 essays celebrating the multifaceted talent of Ngaio Marsh ? painter, director, and detective novelist ? on the centenary of her birth, 23 April 1995. From 1932 to 1982, Marsh wrote 32 classic English detective novels while simultaneously directing Shakespearean theater productions. The book includes eight pages of b&w photographs.... * Reference and Research Book News, August 2007 *
This is a paperbound reprint of a 1995 book, collecting 13 essays celebrating the multifaceted talent of Ngaio Marsh - painter, director, and detective novelist - on the centenary of her birth, 23 April 1995. From 1932 to 1982, Marsh wrote 32 classic English detective novels while simultaneously directing Shakespearean theater productions. The book includes eight pages of b&w photographs. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2007 *

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