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Issue 30 Winter 1997

Volume 7 | Number 4 | Issue 30 | Winter 1997   David Grant explains the rugby nexus with South Africa Hamish Keith tells how we get our houses in a mess, Iain Sharp finds narrative depth in Morrissey’s Paradise…
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In for the long haul, Charlotte Macdonald

The National Council of Women — A centennial history Dorothy Page Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books with the National Council of Women, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 154 9 The Women’s Parliament: The National Council of Women of New Zealand 1896-1920…
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Traversing cultural contrasts, David Grant

Winters of Revenge: The Bitter Rivalry Between the All Blacks and the Springboks Spiro Zavos Viking, $29.95, ISBN 0 670 87574 0 Lochore: An Authorised Biography As told to Alex Veysey, Gary Caffell, Ron Palenski Hodder Moa Beckett, HB$44.95, ISBN…
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Colonising impulses with flair, Iain Sharp

Paradise to Come Michael Morrissey HarperCollins, $24.95, ISBN 1 86950 252 3 Although he has also been a prolific poet during the past three decades, Michael Morrissey is known chiefly as the author of quirky, “experimental” short stories influenced by…
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Issue 30 — Letters

Of meaning and clarity While it is always a doubtful value to reply to a critic’s review of one’s poetry, there is I feel enough to argue with in Kim Worthington’s review of my book, Envoy, and the magazine I…
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Proving the definition, Diane Hebley

Young adult fiction exists — that has been accepted for over two decades. Its classification depends almost solely on the viewpoint of its young adult protagonists towards their concerns: friends, family, sexual relationships and sometimes the world at large. This…
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A new cultural security? Kim Worthington  

Some Other Country: New Zealand’s Best Short Stories third edition ed Marion McLeod and Bill Manhire Bridget Williams Books, $24.95, ISBN 0 908912 92 7 Huia Short Stories ed Anonymous Huia Publishers, $24.95, ISBN 0 908975 16 3 Joy Cowley:…
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Is it writing? Janet Hughes

No Flowers: writing by women imprisoned ed Gilbert Haisman Arohata women’s prison, $19.95, ISBN 0 473 0440 Because this small collection is subtitled writing by women imprisoned I  assumed initially that I was bound to approach it differently from the…
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Popper, Plato and profits, Rodney Hide

The Commercialisation of New Zealand Brian Easton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 173 5 Reining in the Dinosaur: The Story Behind the Remarkable Turnaround of New Zealand Post Vivienne Smith New Zealand Post, $24.95, ISBN 0 473 04389…
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Reading with others, Nelson Wattie

Dem Dichter des Lesens: Gedichte für Paul Hoffmann: von Ilse Aichinger bis Zhang Zao Ed Hansgerd Delbrück Attempto Verlag, Tübingen, DM39.90, ISBN 3 89308 261 1 In a review of this book for the Swiss Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Angelika Overath…
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