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The poetry scene today, Tony Beyer

Tony Beyer: Inspired by an affronted sense of mission: the poetry scene today That it is possible to attempt a full and satisfying existence without ever reading or thinking about poetry is demonstrated in the way of life chosen by the vast

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A lifelong acrimonious argument: portrait of Patrick White, A F Bellette

Patrick White: a Life David Marr, Cape, London, 1991, $49.95 In future each issue will contain at least one review of an important book published outside New Zealand. Here A F Bellette reviews the first biography of Australia’s perhaps greatest

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Do they have talent?: they sure have chutzpah, Anne French

Between these Hills Vivienne Plumb (ed), Between these Hills Collective, Wellington, 1991 White Feathers: An Anthology of New Zealand and Pacific Island Poetry on the Theme of Peace Terry Locke, Peter Low and John Winslade (eds), Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991,

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On top of Mount Cook: women’s worlds, Shelagh Duckham Cox

The Book of New Zealand Women: Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa Charlotte Macdonald, Merimeri Penfold and Bridget Williams (eds), Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1991, $45 You could start to read The Book of New Zealand Women at the beginning and make your way

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Poetic accomplishments, Peter Simpson

Waiting Shelter Jenny Bornholdt, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1991, $17.95 Angle of Repose Jean Lonie, Te Taa Haeretahi/ The Hand-in-Hand Press, Wellington, 1991 Making Tracks: A Selected 50 Poems Sam Hunt, Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991, $14.95 Breeze Bob Orr, Auckland

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Editorial — Issue 4

This issue reflects the intense activity of women as writers, publishers, painters and participants in every conceivable activity from those presented in The Book of New Zealand Women to a lively figure of an earlier age, Lady Barker, whose classic

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Letters — Issue 4

Bringing on the bovver boys? The theme of your brief piece in the first issue of New Zealand books, justifying the publication, was that books were an undervalued cultural asset. Mention is made of designers and publishers, but not authors

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Issue 04 Autumn 1992

  Volume 1 | Number 4 | Issue 4 | March 1992 Editorial, March 1992 Letters, March 1992 Shelagh Duckham Cox: Charlotte Macdonald, Merimeri Penfold, Bridget Williams (eds), The Book of New Zealand Women: Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa A

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An admirable thematic approach, Mark Stocker

A Concise History of New Zealand Painting  Michael Dunn, David Bateman, Auckland, 1991, $89.95 A history of New Zealand painting written by a scholar is well overdue. Michael Dunn, longtime Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Auckland,

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Shorter reviews, Gavin McLean

Worlds of Katherine Mansfield Harry Ricketts (ed), Nagare Press, Palmerston North, 1991 The last decade’s avalanche of books on Katherine Mansfield and her work makes this slim collection of essays timely, even necessary. Acknowledging that Mansfield has ‘become an industry’,

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