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Issue 58 | June 2003

  Volume 13 | Number 2 | Issue 58 | June 2003 Brian Turner: W H Oliver, Looking for the Phoenix – A Memoir Editorial Letters Elizabeth Smither: “Singing in the rain” (poem) Lydia Wevers: Bill Sewell, The Ballad of…
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Poem – Elizabeth Smither

Singing in the rain   I am caught at the bus stop like Gene Kelly only I have an umbrella. Only two days before I said to someone we miss all those good experiences: getting drenched and here is my…
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Letters – Issue 58

The source of Frame’s “inward sun” In her review of An Inward Sun: The World of Janet Frame (March 2003 issue), Elizabeth Alley refers to her earlier use of the book’s title and its still earlier use by Patrick Evans,…
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Silenced voices, Malcolm Campbell

Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History  ed Lyndon Fraser and Katie Pickles University of Otago Press, $39.95, ISBN 1877276324 It is a truism that migration history steps into the limelight when immigration is at its most contentious…
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Strong constitutions, Andrew Sharp

Constitutional Conversations: Geoffrey Palmer Talks to Kim Hill on National Radio 1994-2001 Geoffrey Palmer Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 086473445X On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand ed Pat Moloney and Kerry Taylor University of Otago Press, $39.95,…
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Against conformity, Gaylene Preston

Rudi Gopas: A Biography Chris Ronayne David Ling, $49.95, ISBN 0908990820 I was at first reluctant to review this biography of the artist Rudi Gopas. For two crucial formative years, Rudi was my painting teacher, and I am briefly quoted…
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Religious past, secular present, Bill Logan

Christianity Without God Lloyd Geering Bridget Williams Books, $34.95, ISBN 1877242241 Wellington Cathedral of St Paul: A History 1840-2001 Michael Blain Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 86473428X This is one of the most secular countries in the Western world, but…
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Running from the past, Zoe Prebble

Replacement Girl Ann Beaglehole Tandem Press, $27.95, ISBN 1877178985 On a Distant Island Denis Baker David Ling, $24.95, ISBN 0908990790 Replacement Girl, Ann Beaglehole’s first novel, is a story about memory, and what is not remembered; about belonging and not…
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Journalism without the mortgage, Verica Rupar

What’s News? Reclaiming Journalism in New Zealand ed Judy McGregor and Margie Comrie Dunmore Press, $37.95, ISBN 0864694164 When Bogey whispers “Kid”, the clocks stop. When Ingrid Bergman asks “Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?”, the…
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Ambivalence and comedy, Paola Bilbrough

Queen of Beauty  Paula Morris Penguin $27.95, ISBN 0864734425 The book of the film of the story of my life William Brandt Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0143018418 Queen of Beauty and The book of the film of the story…
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