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Issue 93 Autumn 2011

  Volume 21 | Number 1 | Issue 93 | Autumn 2011 Editorial Letters Spiro Zavos: Redmer Yska, Truth: The Rise and Fall of the People’s Paper Vincent O’Sullivan: Dear Charles Dear Janet: Frame and Brasch in Correspondence Iain Sharp:…
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Editorial — Issue 93

Creative tensions Few things are more mystifying than other people’s fascinations. Stamp collecting, astrology or devoted re-enactment of famous battle scenes appear, to the non-enthusiast, at best inexplicable, at worst embarrassing, silly and – to misapply a line from Monty…
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Letters — Issue 93

Mulgan and malaria-induced depression In relation to Martin Edmond’s review of the new edition of John Mulgan’s Report on Experience (NZB, Summer 2010), one might suggest that the causes for Mulgan’s suicide in Cairo on 25 April 1945 could have…
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Never the whole truth, Spiro Zavos

Truth: The Rise and Fall of the People’s Paper Redmer Yska Craig Potton Publishing, $49.99, ISBN 9781877517303   During most of 1979 I lived with my family in Menton, in the south of France, trying to write the Great New…
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Good old immortal artists, Vincent O’Sullivan

  Dear Charles Dear Janet: Frame and Brasch in Correspondence Pamela Gordon and Denis Harold (eds) Holloway Press, $250.00, ISBN 9780986461804   As I’ve thought before about the Holloway Press, it’s a tricky business to bring out works of deliberately…
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Combing the romantic inheritance, Iain Sharp

Lives of the Poets John Newton Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864736284   Goya Rules Harvey McQueen HeadworX, $24.99, ISBN 9780473160401   Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing from Murray Edmond Auckland University Press, $24.99, ISBN 9781869404581   When…
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Contextualising the Treaty, Bernard Cadogan

The Treaty of Waitangi Companion: Maori and Pakeha from Tasman to Today Vincent O’Malley, Bruce Stirling and Wally Penetito (eds) Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781869404673   The German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) rehabilitated the term “prejudice” to mean our…
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Obituary — Harvey McQueen

Harvey McQueen 1934-2010 Harvey McQueen, who died in Wellington on December 25, was a poet, anthologist, reviewer, memoirist, educational journalist and author, past president of PEN (now New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)), and literary gardener – a…
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Dress sense and sensibility, Jane Westaway

The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940  Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Claire Regnault Godwit, $75.00, ISBN 9781869621810   New Zealand Fashion Design Angela Lassig Te Papa Press, $120.00, ISBN 9781877385377   Fashion can signify everything from…
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Reaping what you sow, James Beattie

A History of Gardening in New Zealand Bee Dawson Godwit, $49.99, ISBN 9781869621568   Published on glossy paper with quality full-colour images, A History of Gardening in New Zealand is a most attractive book. Bee Dawson provides a whistle-stop overview…
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