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Issue 37 — March 1999

Volume 9 | Number 1 | Issue 37 | March 1999   Linda Burgess: Elizabeth Knox, The Vintner’s Luck Philip Temple: guest editorial Correspondence Cilla McQueen: Janet Hunt, Hone Tuwhare. A Biography Charles Royal: Witi Ihimaera (ed), Growing Up Maori…
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Editorial — Issue 37

Peons in the literary plantations Philip Temple The Literature section of  “Employment in the Cultural Sector”, published last year by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Statistics New Zealand, tells us that full-time authors are earning an average of almost…
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Careless of landfall, Roger Robinson

Selected Poems Peter Bland Carcanet, $40.00 (approx), ISBN 1 85754 357 2 A Selected Poems published in the UK by Carcanet is a statement from a usually reliable source that the poet is worth considering seriously and reading in some…
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Poem — John Allison

Out of the Blue Each year the ocean seems more blue, the gong of light upon the eyes more resonant You walk the hillside tracks above the sea, and everywhere the world becomes translucent blue, a music that’s a mirror…
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The good, the sad  and the reckless, Pat Quinn

Taur Jack Lasenby Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 18 6 because he’s my brother Helen Beaglehole Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 0 908783 31 0 At the Big Red Rooster William Taylor Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 877135 20 8…
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Popular parlance, Peter Ireland

New Zealand: a century of images  Paul Thompson Te Papa Press, $49.95, ISBN 0 909010 45 5 There is sometimes a phrase, a picture or a juxtaposition of both in a book that inadvertently clarifies its nature more than any…
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Letters — Issue 37

Checking the coordinates Professor Fairburn has written a thoughtful and careful review of the New Zealand Historical Atlas (August 1988 issue). It’s not practicable to respond to everything he wrote but comment on five main points seems worthwhile. 1: Rejection…
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Making iwi, Jeffrey Sissons

Iwi: The Dynamics of Maori Tribal Organisation from c.1769 to c.1945 Angela Ballara Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0 86473 328 3 What a dynamic, marvellously complex world Maori kinship is! Little wonder that there were those in the past…
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Light and tasty, Roger Hall

How You Doing? A Selection of New Zealand Comic and Satiric Verse ed Harry Ricketts and Hugh Roberts Lincoln University Press and Daphne Brasell Associates Ltd with Whitireia Publishing, $29.95, ISBN 0 909049 26 2 Collections such as this need…
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No ordinary poet, Cilla McQueen

Hone Tuwhare. A Biography Janet Hunt Godwit, $49.95, ISBN l 86962 035 6 Tuwhare’s is a Maori voice. A master and lover of his second language, English, he revels in its ample dimensions, exploits its flexibility and universality, questions its…
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