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Love and other animals, Susan Paris

Return to One Foot Island  Graeme Lay Penguin, $18.95, ISBN 0141313706 Peri Penelope Todd Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1877135658 Owl  Joanna Orwin Longacre, $16.95, ISBN 1877135585 50 Short Short Stories by Young New Zealanders  ed Graeme Lay Tandem Press, $19.95, ISBN

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Zigzags and jags, John Horrocks

Rhyming Planet David Eggleton Steele Roberts, $19.95, ISBN 1877228567 Clearances Alan Riach Hazard Press, $21.95, ISBN 18772700705 Acetylene Geoff Cochrane Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864734190 David Eggleton, street entertainer, licensed to rave, appears in a surprisingly subdued pose on

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Issue 53 Autumn 2001

  Volume 11 | Number 1 | Issue 53 | Autumn 2001 Anne French: Lauris Edmond, An Autobiography; Selected Poems 1975-2000 Editorial Peter Wells: Dennis McEldowney, The World Regained; Vanya Lowry, From the Wisteria Bush Louise White: “Rituals” (poem) Nicholas

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Poem — Louise White

Rituals   Sprung from the trunk of a treefern, a backbone curves against the sky. It was the same then, early morning under manuka, the slab secured between branches, a smoke-house dangling on rope. The knife paused in my father’s

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The grit and the grog, Gerry Evans

Crew Culture: New Zealand Seafarers under Sail and Steam Neil Atkinson Te Papa Press, $39.95, ISBN 0909010818 An Errand of Mercy: Captain Jacob Eckhoff and the loss of the Kakanui Redmer Yska Banshee Books, $29.95, ISBN 0473076993 “For more than

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Talking Toss Woollaston, Gregory O’Brien

Toss Woollaston in conversation with Gregory O’Brien I visited Toss Woollaston at Upper Moutere in September 1994 and over two days recorded two-and-a-half hours of conversation with him. During my stay, the talk ranged widely, with Toss speaking at some

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Cultivating their own garden, Harvey McQueen

Dialectic of Mud  Richard Reeve Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 869402529 The Whole Forest  Nick Williamson Sudden Valley Press, $16.95, ISBN 095820912X Abstract Internal Furniture Helen Rickerby HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0473078570 Most New Zealand poetry is a private garden. The

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The hollow society and its fillers, Ruth Butterworth

The Nationbuilders Brian Easton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 186940260X Economic history is not much taught, written or researched in New Zealand. It seems to be the poor relation in university economics departments, losing out to the pedlars of doctrine

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Editorial — Issue 53

“Impersonal sympathy” The Times Literary Supplement recently celebrated its centenary, and used the occasion to print two substantial essays – one by Ferdinand Mount, its current editor, the other by Stefan Collini – on its history, editorial policy, style, and

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Stirring lilacs, Norman Bilbrough

The Secret History of Modernism C K Stead Harvill Press, $29.95, ISBN 1864069418 Usually I find it a pleasure to read my way into  C K Stead’s particular world; to encounter the consciousness beneath – and attached to – the narrative.

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