Auto da Fay

 (2002) chronicles British author Fay Weldon’s early life in New Zealand and England and her path to becoming a prominent and prolific writer. Weldon’s attention to her family’s history, the book’s tangential rather than linear structure, the insights she provides about her fiction, and her perceptive and detailed cultural observations are some of the distinguishing features of her autobiography. Addressing the social history that Weldon includes, Susan Jeffreys observes that

Weldon is not so wrapped up in telling the extraordinary facts of her life not to notice the scenery around her. Her account of arriving among the blasted buildings of post-war Britain, of sexual politics before and after the pill, about suburban behaviour and social mores, are sharp and

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Citation: Reisman, Mara. "Auto Da Fay". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 April 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=14322, accessed 25 May 2024.]

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