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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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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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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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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 Barth,

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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 classification

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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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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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But where are the people? Tom Brooking

Have you ever wondered why there are so many picture books of beautiful New Zealand cluttering the shelves of our bookshops? Obviously publishers think there is a market for them both amongst tourists and locals — but probably the proliferation of

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