I for Isobel

I for Isobel

by Amy Witting

Introduction by Charlotte Wood

Published by: Text Publishing Company

208 pages, 5.00 x 7.88 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781922147745
  • Published: February 2015


"Amy Witting is comparable to Jean Rhys, but she has more starch, or vinegar. The effect is bracing."—The New Yorker

A best-selling portrait of the artist as a troubled young woman.

Isobel's imaginary friends include the Virgin Mary and Sherlock Holmes, Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, and T.S. Eliot. She's less at ease with the flesh-and-blood people she meets, and least of all with herself. But a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveal her true destiny. An autobiographical classic from one of Australia's literary treasures.

Amy Witting (1918–2001) wrote novels, stories, and verse which often appeared in the New Yorker.