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Issue 44 — August 2000

Volume 10 | Number 3 | Issue 44 | August 2000   Gregory O’Brien: Margaret Mahy, A Dissolving Ghost: Talks and Essays Editorial Correspondence Margot Schwass: Michael Morrissey (ed), The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories Lorna Dyall: Derek…
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Branching out, Gregory O’Brien

A Dissolving Ghost: Talks and Essays Margaret Mahy Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0 86473 347 X Some years back, photographer Robert Cross and I corralled together 21 contemporary New Zealand writers for a book aimed at interested or perplexed…
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A Case of Identity, Owen Marshall

My father loved to share his enjoyment of books, and would often emerge from his study with some gem, declaim it to one of the family, and then disappear again – slightly crestfallen if its reception didn’t quite match his…
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Canterbury’s colonial idealism, Russell Walden

A Dream of Spires: Benjamin Mountfort and the Gothic Revival Ian Lochhead, Canterbury University Press, $79.95, ISBN 0 908812 85 X Ian Lochhead’s Dream of Spires is a long book glorifying the colonial architect Benjamin Mountfort (1825-1898). It has been…
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Kissing and telling, Heather Murray

Camping on the Faultline: A Memoir Marilyn Duckworth Vintage, $29.95, ISBN 1 86941 413 6 Writing in the London Review of Books (16 March 2000), nga Clendinnen notes the changing reader attitude to autobiographical writing. While once a reader came…
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The flip side of adventurousness, Judith Holloway

Closed, Stranger Kate De Goldi Penguin, $15.95, ISBN 0 14 130504 5 hanging on letting go Helen Beaglehole Mallinson Rendel, $14.95, ISBN 0 908783 47 7 The Shaman and the Droll Jack Lasenby Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 32 1…
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Letters – Issue 44

Speaking and nothingness I was surprised – when it is your avowed policy to confine your journal to New Zealand publications by New Zealanders – that you give so much space to Michael Peters’ adulatory musings about Derrida (June 2000…
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Issue 44 – Editorial

Attitude and action Beyond the wildest expectations of the artistic community – and confounding the scepticism we expressed in our March 2000 editorial – the Government announced an arts funding package on 18 May that was unprecedented in its generosity…
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Preserving the institutional memory, Doug Munro

Eminent Victorians: great teachers and scholars from Victoria’s first 100 years ed Vincent O’Sullivan Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, $24.95, ISBN 0 473 06487 1 As every schoolboy and schoolgirl doesn’t know, a book called Eminent Victorians appeared…
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Only connect, Sally Sutton

Golden Deeds Catherine Chidgey Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0 86473 384 4 In the pool of New Zealand writers who have achieved success in the literary spotlight, Catherine Chidgey has made a big splash. Her award-winning first novel, In…
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