In the Company of Strangers Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222946
Pages: 176
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / LIT025050

  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women

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In the Company of Strangers

By Mary Meigs

Mary Meigs is one of the eight women who portray themselves in the film The Company of Strangers, a “semi-documentary” National Film Board production, released in 1990 to overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. Meigs spent two years writing this extraordinary narrative, which begins as her story of being in the film and unfolds into a gentle, intricate meditation on the experience of time, old age, magic and binding. Time becomes still and circular as the women’s self-images and film images, their past and present, are bound inextricably with the filmmaker’s vision.

Winner 1992 QSPELL Award Winner for Non-fiction

“Her book on the film is exquisitely attuned to the interplay between art and life.”
Boston Globe