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Literary contradictions, Alistair Fox

Striding Both Worlds: Witi Ihimaera and New Zealand’s Literary Traditions  Melissa Kennedy Rodopi ISBN 9789042033573 Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial  Janet Wilson, Gerri Kimber and Delia da Sousa Correa (eds) Edinburgh University Press ISBN 9780748669097 In Striding Both Worlds, Melissa…
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Only the lonely, Timothy G Jones

The Lonely and the Alone: The Poetics of Isolation in New Zealand Fiction Doreen D’Cruz and John C Ross Rodopi, €85.00, ISBN 9789042034747 Loneliness holds a special place in New Zealand literature. If there is a single image that casts…
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Taking high tea, Tim Jones

Reading Pakeha? Fiction and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand  Christina Stachurski Rodopi, $77.50, ISBN 9789042026445 It was E M Forster who told us that study is only a serious form of gossip. I sometimes think the study of literature is…
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Avoiding the cookie-cutter, Jennifer Lawn

Manifold Utopia: The Novels of Janet Frame  Marc Delrez Rodopi, $59.95 approx, ISBN 904201508X The appearance of the term “manifold” in the titles of two recent books on Janet Frame’s fiction suggests a current fascination with the multiple modes of…
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