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Dreaming on, Tatjana Schaefer

Dreamquake Elizabeth Knox HarperCollins, $27.99, ISBN 0732281946 “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”: L P Hartley’s famous opening to The Go-Between has become proverbial, and most media nowadays enjoy the occasional nostalgia-trip into this exotic…
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Letters — Issue 80

Gender reassignment Thanks for the kind review of my story “The Sea as Past” (NZB Spring 2007, p26). And my gratitude also for the gender reassignment: it has been a most enlightening experience, and far less painful than is sometimes…
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Coming of age for Kiwi baddies, Bernard Carpinter

The Cleaner Paul Cleave Black Swan, $29.95, ISBN 9781869417604 The Killing Hour Paul Cleave Black Swan, $27.99, ISBN 9781869418663 Overkill Vanda Symon Penguin, $28.00, ISBN 9780143006657 From My Cold, Cold Hands David McGill Silver Owl Press, $34.99,  ISBN 9780958245159 The…
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Obituary — Ian Middleton

Ian Middleton 1928-2007 Novelist Ian Middleton, who died in Auckland in October, worked as a merchant seaman and an English teacher in Japan before becoming a fulltime writer and publishing his first novel, Pet Shop, in 1979. Later novels included…
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Every breath you take, Rae Varcoe

Adverse Reactions: The Fenoterol Story Neil Pearce Auckland University Press, $40.00,  ISBN 9781869403744 At the outset I confess to a personal interest in this story. I am a physician (some physicians are among the villains of this piece), and I…
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Editorial — Issue 80

Fruit and veg Who’d be a judge? Particularly a literary judge. As Kevin Ireland once observed, when you’re a judge, the only ones who love you are the winners. Which, taken to the other extreme, can mean former mates crossing…
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Neither here nor there, Jane Westaway

Here Comes Another Vital Moment Diane Brown Godwit, $25.00, ISBN 1869621190 News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore      Gregory O’Brien Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 0864735324 Luca Antara: Passages in Search of Australia Martin Edmond Addenda, $44.95, ISBN 1921037083 According to…
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Posted in Fiction, Literature, Memoir, Non-fiction, Poetry, Review

Issue 80 Summer 2007

  Volume 17 | Number 4 | Issue 80 | Summer 2007 Editorial Letters John McCrystal: Fiona Farrell, Mr Allbones’ Ferrets: An Historical Pastoral Satirical Scientifical Romance, with Mustelids Fiona Farrell: “Extraordinary fortune” (Byline) Gordon Challis: “Soul food” (poem) Linley…
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Slow exposure, Alan Knowles

Into the Light: A History of New Zealand Photography David Eggleton Craig Potton Publishing, $59.99, ISBN 1877333549 A history of New Zealand through photography: at long last the poor cousin of art and literature has crawled out from the black…
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Then and now, Peter Ireland

Aberhart  Gregory O’Brien and Justin Paton (eds) Victoria University Press, $125.00,  ISBN 9780864735560 It’s given to few artists – in their lifetimes, at least – to be known simply by their surname. The great 20th century instance was Picasso, a…
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