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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No gospel – but a basis for a wider dialogue, Brian Easton

Women and Economics Prue Hyman Bridget Williams Books, $34.95 Economics is unique among the subjects for which there is a Nobel Prize, in that one has never been awarded to a woman. Joan Robinson should have been a prize winner,

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