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Issue 45 | October 2000

  Volume 10 | Number 4 | Issue 45 | October 2000 Vincent O’Sullivan: Michael King, Wrestling with the Angel: a life of Janet Frame Christopher Harris: “Unflagging efforts” (poem) Editorial Correspondence John O’Connor: Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Gallipoli &…
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Thank God for Harvey, Helen Beaglehole

Window Licking in the City of Love  Jennifer Maxwell Flamingo, $24.95, ISBN 4 86950 348 X Table at Sunset Lodge Vonnie Alexander Quoin Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877163 25 2 Butterfly Mind Gwyneth Perry Bookcaster Press, $20.00, ISBN 0 473…
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“The book? This is people.” Jane Stafford

Jean Devanny: Romantic Revolutionary  Carole Ferrier Melbourne University Press, $71.95, ISBN 0 522 84847 8   Faced with the duty of celebrating the new millennium adequately, most New Zealanders saw the challenge in terms of geographical location. Where to be…
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An indispensable resource, Alan Wells

Weavers of Song: Polynesian Music and Dance  Mervyn McLean Auckland University Press, $79.95, ISBN 1 86940 212 X   A companion volume to the same author’s Maori Music 1996: reviewed in our March 1998 issue), Mervyn McLean’s Weavers of Song…
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An (extra)ordinary bloke, Margaret Clark

His Way: A Biography of Robert Muldoon Barry Gustafson Auckland University Press, $59.95, ISBN 1 86940 236 7   Sir Robert Muldoon was the dominant figure in the political life of a generation of New Zealanders. He was Minister of…
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Fifty years on Barbara Murison

Three’s a Crowd Penelope Huber Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1877135267 2MUCH4U Vince Ford Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1869434161 Golden Prince Ken Catran Lothian Books, $19.95, ISBN 0734400373 Going for Gold Trevor Wilson Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1869434404   Earlier this year I realised…
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Refreshing the text, Jan Cronin

Her Side of the Story: Readings of Mander, Mansfield, & Hyde Mary Paul Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 877133 71 X,   One of the many problems of Mary Paul’s Her Side of the Story: Readings of Mander, Mansfield,…
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Poem – Brian Turner

Thinking of you   I found a note you’d written to me too many years ago. You said Good luck whatever you choose to do and, later, It makes no sense to me when referring to something someone else had…
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A sense of completeness, John O’Connor

Gallipoli & Other Poems Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Wai-te-ata Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877159 08 5 In 1971 I wandered into a Christchurch bookshop and asked for the poems of Ezra “Pond”. I was doing UE at night tech; someone…
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Stead among the Romans, John Davidson

The Right Thing C K Stead Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 86940 221 9   On the dust jacket of his 1972 collection Crossing the Bar can be read the words: “C K Stead is not a prolific poet; …
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