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Issue 62 | March 2004

  Volume 14 | Number 1 | Issue 62 | March 2004 Garth Baker: Ron Palenski, Century in Black: 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby; Paul Verdon, Heritage: Golden Years of All Black Rugby; Bob Howitt and Diane Haworth,…
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Heart of the matter, Catharina van Bohemen

The Heart Sutra Caren Wilton University of Otago Press, $29.95, ISBN 187727660X Bosom Buddies: Women’s Stories about Friendship, Love and Life  [Editor not given] Black Swan/Random House, $26.95, ISBN 1869415842 Got the T-shirt? Now buy the book. Bosom Buddies: Women’s…
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Men (mostly) behaving well, W K Hastings

Gay Men, Sex and HIV Heather Worth Dunmore Press, $39.95, ISBN 864694342 As chief censor, I recently classified The Gift, a documentary directed by Louise Hogarth about gay men’s relationships with a virus. It interviews men who “bareback”, who choose…
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Poem – David Eggleton

The Book Reviewer   His tatty raincoat conceals a country, rolled-up sleeves reveal many wristwatches. He airily waves away rainbows of neckties and pulls a smoke from a dark pocket. But his book-side manner is a corrupt text, for, though…
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The necessity of lying, Mark Williams

Surfaces of Strangeness: Janet Frame and the Rhetoric of Madness Simone Oettli-van Delden Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864734565 Albert Wendt and Pacific Literature: Circling the Void Paul Sharrad Auckland University Press, $44.99, ISBN 1869403037 For a supposedly puritanical country…
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Down by the river, Paul Thompson

Te Awa: Partington’s photographs of Whanganui Maori W H T Partington Godwit, $39.95, ISBN 1869620992 In the introduction to Te Awa, a book of photographs of Whanganui River Maori taken by William Henry Thomas Partington at the start of the…
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Posted in History, Non-fiction, Photography, Review

Editorial – Issue 62

First person singular It’s often said that everyone has a novel inside them. That they have, of course, is a story – their own story – and nowadays the popular way of telling it is not as fiction, thinly disguised…
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Kino Hughes’s legacy, Paul Wolffram

Songs of a Kaumatua: Sung by Kino Hughes Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell Auckland University Press, $89.95, ISBN 1869402588 Songs of a Kaumatua was initiated by Kino Hughes, the remarkable personality at the centre of this book. Hughes was born…
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All credit to the team, Garth Baker

Century in Black: 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby Ron Palenski Hodder Moa Beckett, $69.99, ISBN 1869589378 Heritage: Golden Years of All Black Rugby Paul Verdon Hill-Verdon Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0958238707 All Black Magic; 100 years of New Zealand…
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Sharpening the blade, Anna Livesey

Someone else’s life Kapka Kassabova Auckland University Press, $24.95, ISBN 1869403045 Rat Tickling James Norcliffe Sudden Valley Press, $19.95, ISBN 0958209146 How To Occupy Ourselves David Howard and Fiona Pardington HeadworX, $29.95, ISBN 0473-094363 Someone else’s life is a sort…
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