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Issue 33 | June 1998

Volume 8 | Number 2 | Issue 33 | June 1998   Owen Marshall: Ian Richards, To bed at noon: the life and art of Maurice Duggan Tony Simpson: Neil Robinson, To the Ends of the Earth; John MacGibbon, Going…
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Editorial – Issue 33

Virgin on the Ridiculous, Hugh Roberts Te Papa displays a condom-covered Virgin and all hell breaks loose. Outrage is the order of the day. Irate Catholics drag their children to Te Papa’s foyer to be the shock-troops of an emotive…
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Letters – Issue 33

Singapore grip I was shocked to read Ramesh Thakur’s remarks on Christopher Tremewan’s book The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore (NZB December 1997) as much for what it says as for what it implied. I wonder whether Thakur…
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“More or less lovely”, Owen Marshall

To bed at noon: the life and art of Maurice Duggan Ian Richards Auckland University Press $49.95 ISBN 1 86940159 X There was a changing of the guard in New Zealand literature in the seventies and eighties, and one sign…
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So that’s where you go to, my lovely, Ginette McDonald

60s Chicks Hit the 90s Jane Tolerton Penguin, $24.95, ISBN 0 140 27243 7 Mea culpa. I am a Sixties Chick. A Catholic one to boot. I’ve been probed by Jane Tolerton in her gently determined style for her amazingly…
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From the Celtic fringe, Tony Simpson

To the Ends of the Earth Neil Robinson HarperCollins $39.95 ISBN 1 86950 265 5 Going Abroad John MacGibbon Ngaio Press $39.95 ISBN 0 473 04752 7 Chips off the Auld Rock Susan Butterworth (with Graham Butterworth) Shetland Society of…
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They also serve, Joel Hayward

Salute to Service: A History of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport and its Predecessors, 1860-1996 Julia Millen Victoria University Press, $49.95 ISBN 0 86473 324 0 Jayforce: New Zealand and the Military Occupation of Japan, 1945-48 Laurie Brocklebank…
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Being there, David Kirk

Change of Hart Paul Thomas Hodder Moa Beckett, $44.95 ISBN 1 86958 571 2 John Hart’s second book in four years, Change of Hart, had a hard act to follow. His first book, Straight from the Hart, written when he…
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Engaging all the senses, Robert Sullivan

Shape-Shifter Hone Tuwhare Steele Roberts $29.95 ISBN 0 9583712 1 0 In Hone Tuwhare’s work all senses are engaged – tasting, sniffing, visualising, touching and hearing the world of the poem – each poem generates atmosphere through the powerhouse of…
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Fleeting glimpses, Ian Richards

The Peacocks Barbara Anderson Victoria University Press $29.95 ISBN 0 86473 333 X An early graduate of Bill Manhire’s writing course, Barbara Anderson has risen in New Zealand literature in a fashion that has been as meteoric as it is…
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