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Getting it practically all wrong, Sally Logan

The New Zealand Marketing Book Guenther Mueller‑Heumann and Michael Duffy Dunmore Press, $84.95 New Zealand’s future prosperity will be based, in large part, on its ability to market itself, its expertise, its products and its services to a sceptical world.…
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A state of acceptance? Bill Sewell

A Blue Monkey for the Tomb Hubert Witheford Faber & Faber £5.99 (approx NZ$15) Hubert Witheford presents a problem to literary historians. In some respects, he fits the profile of a New Zealand poet of his generation (he was born…
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Something highly individualistic to say, Tony Bellette

By the Waters of Babylon: the Art of A Lois White Nicola Green David Bateman, in association with the Auckland City Art Gallery, $39.95 No Road to Follow: Autobiography of a New Zealand Artist Eric Lee‑Johnson Godwit Press, $49.95 WA…
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The panic of O, Jane Stafford

The Switch Murray Edmond Auckland University Press, $19.95 Dia Michelle Leggott Auckland University Press, $19.95 I teach a second-year university course in modern poetry where one of the chief requirements of the lecturers is to prevent panic. It’s alright, we…
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Finding the inside story, Tessa Barringer

Pieces of Music Michael Jackson Vintage NZ $19.95 Olivia Lester Earnshaw Hazard Press $24.95 Sandspit Crossing Noel Virtue Random House NZ, $24.95 Michael Jackson is an internationally renowned anthropologist, Noel Virtue once worked as a zookeeper in Wales, and Lester…
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Chinese takeaways, Anne French

Maidenhome Ding Xiaoqi Otago University Press, $24.95 The Chinese Interpreter James Norcliffe Hazard Press, $24.95 Burning Boats: seventeen New Zealand short stories Owen Marshall (ed) Longman Paul, $19.95 We’ve all become experts on China in the past year or two,…
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Posted in Literature, Poetry, Review

Letters — Issue 15

Letters, September 1994  Not in judgment As an historian I welcome criticism, but I am obliged to answer to charges of bias and error. Dr Peter Tremewan (NZ Books, August) accuses me of writing Te Wai Pounamu the Greenstone Island…
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Editorial — Issue 15

Colin James: Social dimensions A big argument in political economy these days is whether a country, especially one as small as ours, can protect its society against the caprices of the international traders of capital and money. It is essentially…
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Issue 15 Spring 1994

Issue 15  Spring 1994 Editorial Letters Brian Easton: Prue Hyman, Women and Economics Lauris Edmond: “Triumph in the regions: Women’s Book Festival” Sandra Arnold: “Imagining murder and menace” Miriama Evans: Ruka Broughton, Ngaa Mahi Whakaari a Titokowaru Chris Prentice: Witi…
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Greater than the parts, Janet Wilson

Mr Fish and other stories Elizabeth Smither Macindoe, $24.95 Elizabeth Smither’s second collection of short fiction gathered from stories published in recent years, displays at first sight the unfussed, unfazable and whimsical qualities for which her poetry has often been…
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