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Letters – Issue 15

Letters, September 1994  Not in judgment As an historian I welcome criticism, but I am obliged to answer to charges of bias and error. Dr Peter Tremewan (NZ Books, August) accuses me of writing Te Wai Pounamu the Greenstone Island…
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Editorial – Issue 15

Colin James: Social dimensions A big argument in political economy these days is whether a country, especially one as small as ours, can protect its society against the caprices of the international traders of capital and money. It is essentially…
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Issue 15 | September 1994

Volume 4 | Number 3 | Issue 15 | September 1994 Editorial Letters Brian Easton: Prue Hyman, Women and Economics Lauris Edmond: “Triumph in the regions: Women’s Book Festival” Sandra Arnold: “Imagining murder and menace” Miriama Evans: Ruka Broughton, Ngaa…
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Greater than the parts, Janet Wilson

Mr Fish and other stories Elizabeth Smither Macindoe, $24.95 Elizabeth Smither’s second collection of short fiction gathered from stories published in recent years, displays at first sight the unfussed, unfazable and whimsical qualities for which her poetry has often been…
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Most significant work in NZ realism, Lawrence Jones

Crime Story Maurice Gee Penguin, $29.95 The Fat Man Maurice Gee Viking, $15.95 In 1977, writing a letter to the Listener, Maurice Shadbolt commented that although he was “far more interested as a writer, in nineteenth century New Zealand”, he…
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History, challenge and succession, Chris Prentice

Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies Witi Ihimaera Penguin, $29.95 Witi Ihimaera’s writing has always been concerned in some way with the problem of history, this concern reaching its most urgent and dramatic consideration in the 1986 novel, The Matriarch. With…
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