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Lost writers revisited, Elizabeth Webby

Maoriland: New Zealand Literature 1872-1914   Jane Stafford and Mark Williams Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864735227 In this excellent reassessment of an important phase of New Zealand’s literary and cultural history, Jane Stafford and Mark Williams challenge previous views

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Less than kind, Elizabeth Webby

Kin of Place: Essays on 20 New Zealand Writers C K Stead Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1869402723 When invited to review this new collection of critical essays by C K Stead, I initially demurred on the grounds of my

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Second time around, Elizabeth Webby

The Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English (2nd edition) Terry Sturm (ed) Oxford University Press, $89.95 ISBN 0 19558385 X That a second edition of this substantial reference-work has been required less than a decade after it was

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Attending and avoiding, Elizabeth Webby

Journal of New Zealand Literature No 11, 1993, “Janet Frame Issue”, Department of English, University of Otago, $12.00   Paper‑givers and delegates at the conference which this issue of JNZL records came from Canada and Britain, as well as from

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