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Issue 75 | October 2006

  Volume 16 | Number 4 | Issue 75 | October 2006 Brian Turner: Geoff Park, Theatre Country: Essays on Landscape and Whenua Editorial: “The importance of being earnest” Letters Kerry Popplewell: “Reading The Master” (poem) Mary Varnham: Edmund Bohan,…
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Lost love, Catharina van Bohemen

Come Yesterday  Sue Emms Hazard Press, $29.99, ISBN 1877270768 The Lie of the Land  Rhonda Bartle Hazard Press, $29.99, ISBN 1877270814 K Road  Ted Dawe Longacre Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877361194 Three second novels by literary latecomers, or writers “d’un certain…
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Poem – Gregory O’Brien

Ode to fashion (for Doris De Pont)   Of your over-reaching lines and the displaced hem enough said, fashion being a kind of biography in which the shape of a life is contained but not in words. Let us consider…
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Revisionist urges, Anna Rogers

The Rope of Man Witi Ihimaera Reed, $34.99, ISBN 0790008947 It’s surely a disconcerting and disturbing notion: that a writer’s early books can be rewritten many years later to take account of changes in his life, or in the evolution…
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In cold blood, David Capie

New Zealand and the Vietnam War: Politics and Diplomacy Roberto Rabel Auckland University Press, $49.95, ISBN 1869403401 Surrounded by placard-waving students at Waikato University during August 2005, election campaign, Prime Minister Helen Clark launched a scathing attack on her opponent’s…
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Killing what we love, Garth Baker

Pohutukawa and Rata: New Zealand’s Iron-hearted Trees Philip Simpson Te Papa Press with the Project Crimson Trust, $99.99 (hb), $59.99 (pb), ISBN 1877385131/0909010994 Philip Simpson’s Pohutukawa and Rata follows his earlier homage to cabbage trees. He wrote his popular Dancing…
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Frame en français, Philip Knight

Le Lagon et Autres Nouvelles  Janet Frame (trans Jean Anderson and Nadine Ribault) Des Femmes-Antoinette Fouque, $28.50 [approx], ISBN 2721005278 In the past several years literary relations between New Zealand and France have come alive as never before. Among the…
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Values, principles and faith, Mary Varnham

The House of Reed 1907-1983: Great Days in New Zealand Publishing Edmund Bohan Canterbury University Press, $39.95, ISBN 187725732X Books and Boots: The Story of New Zealand Publisher, Writer and Long Distance Walker Alfred Hamish Reed Ian Dougherty Otago University…
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A three-act life, Jenny Robin Jones

White Chief: The Colourful Life and Times of Judge F E Maning of the Hokianga John Nicholson Penguin, $39.95, ISBN 0143020226 In Omapere Museum in the Hokianga, the area F E Maning called home for most of his life, a…
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Poem – Kerry Popplewell

Reading The Master (In memory of Stuart Johnston)   Last year before you died, you told me about this book – admired its reticence, the way it invited complicity, embraced the challenge of tangle.   Trusting your judgement, I’m reading…
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