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The Final Volume, Peter Whiteford

Moontalk Keith Sinclair, Auckland University Press, $19.95   Moontalk is Keith Sinclair’s fifth volume of poetry, coming some twenty years after his last collection, The Firewheel Tree (1973). As the sub-title implies, this volume includes a selection (which the blurb rightly describes as generous)

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Serving up the ancestors, Harry Ricketts

One of Ben’s Maurice Shadbolt, David Ling Publishing, $44.95 Halfway Round the Harbour Keith Sinclair, Penguin, $29.95   This here biography and ‘reminiscence’ business … is a bit too near the ‘Higher Cannibalism’ to please me. Ancestor-worship is all right

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Waves and ripples, Melanie Nolan

The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand Keith Sinclair (ed), Oxford University Press, 1990, $59.95 The People and The Land. Te Tangata Me Te Whenua Judith Bassett, Judith Binney, Erik Olssen Allen and Unwin/ Port Nicholson Press, Wellington, 1990, $59.95 History publishers

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