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Issue 38

Volume 9 | Number 2 | Issue 38 | June 1999   C K Stead: Gordon Ogilvie, Denis Glover: His Life Editorial Correspondence Jane Stafford: Rae McGregor, The Story of a New Zealand Writer: Jane Mander Vincent O’Sullivan: Stuart Murray,…
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Craft and art, Belinda Jones

100 New Zealand Craft Artists  Helen Schamroth Godwit, $75.00, ISBN 1 86962 036 4 Helen Schamroth defines her book as a “personal snap-shot of the late 1990s that offers a representative sampling of a broad range of recent work by…
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Searching for the celestial city, Bill Sewell

A Passion for Travel ed Tina Shaw Tandem Press, $29.95, ISBN 1 877178 31 4 We seem to live in an age of pointless record-breaking. People vie with each other to gulp down the most Weetbix in the shortest time…
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Difficult terrain, John McCrystal

To Each His Own Philip Temple Hazard Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877161 51 9 At the limits of the mellow plain of memory, there stands for each of us a mountain range of sorts, glittering with a hostility that repels…
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The pommie twit and the puppetmaster, Tom Brooking

Hobson Governor of New Zealand 1840–42 Paul Moon David Ling, $49.95, ISBN 0 90899 054 5 To Be A Hero: A Biography of Sir George Grey, 1812–1898 Edmund Bohan HarperCollins, $49.95, ISBN 1 86950 279 5 It is hard to…
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Interesting exercise in failure, Jane Stafford

The Story of a New Zealand Writer: Jane Mander   Rae McGregor University of Otago Press, $34.95, ISBN 1 877133 37 X Name the New Zealand woman writer, born in the late 19th century to a prosperous middle-class family, with an…
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The perils of pragmatism, Tim Hazledine

The State in New Zealand 1840-1984: Socialism without doctrines? Michael Bassett Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 193 X Unlike George Lucas of Star Wars, Michael Bassett has decided to tell his story in chronological order. He had wanted…
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Swimming with the tide, Sally Sutton

The Sound of her Body Laurence Fearnley Hazard Press, $16.95, ISBN 1 877161 25 X Night Swimming Emma Neale Vintage, $24.95, ISBN 1 86941 376 8 Spinners Anthony McCarten Vintage, $24.95, ISBN 1 86941 355 5 The American poet Randall…
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Tony Beyer’s new moves, Tom Weston

The Male Voice Tony Beyer Dead Poets’ Books, $9.95, ISBN 1 877185 00 0 The Century Tony Beyer HeadworX, $19.95, ISBN 0 473 05154 0 It must be 15 years or more ago that Tony Beyer’s poem “New Moves” appeared…
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Rabbits are no-go, Diana Noonan

Stanley’s Teddy Bear  Dave Gunson Scholastic, $14.95, ISBN 1 86943 419 6 ABC. A Rhyming Alphabet  Nick Gormack, drawings by Jenny Rendall Nag’s Head Press, $45.00, ISBN 0 908784 79 1 Maui and the Goddess of Fire  A Maori Tale…
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