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Torn up and homesick, Joanne Drayton

A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan Peter Whiteford (ed) Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864736932   Journey to Oxford  John Mulgan (Peter Whiteford ed) Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864738196   The end of John Mulgan’s life in Cairo,

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In plain sight, Martin Edmond

Report on Experience: John Mulgan Peter Whiteford (ed) Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864736192   In Keats’s last letter, sent from Rome to his friend Charles Brown in England three months before he died, he writes of his “habitual feeling of

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Portrait of an irritating lady, Isa Moynihan

Vibrant with Words: The Letters of Ursula Bethell ed Peter Whiteford Victoria University Press, $49.95, ISBN 0864735049 Editor Peter Whiteford, a senior lecturer in the English Department at Victoria University, has done Ursula Bethell proud with this generous selection of

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Paul Millar: The kowhai ungilded

Eileen Duggan: Selected Poems Peter Whiteford (ed) Victoria University Press, 1994, $24.95 Starveling Year and Other Poems Mary Stanley Auckland University Press, 1994, $18.95 Larger populations might absorb a number of particularly strong literary opinions and cater for a variety

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The Final Volume, Peter Whiteford

Moontalk Keith Sinclair, Auckland University Press, $19.95   Moontalk is Keith Sinclair’s fifth volume of poetry, coming some twenty years after his last collection, The Firewheel Tree (1973). As the sub-title implies, this volume includes a selection (which the blurb rightly describes as generous)

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