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Issue 90 Winter 2010

  Volume 20 | Number 1 | Issue 90 | Winter 2010 Letters Obituary: J C Sturm Martin Edmond: Gordon Brown, Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon Linley Boniface: “Frind of All Animals” (Imprints)…
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Beneath what we see, Max Oettli

Marti Friedlander  Leonard Bell Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781869404444 What makes Marti Friedlander’s work such compelling viewing? Her work, even she herself, has taken on an iconic presence in the comfortable confines of our islands. And the photographs she…
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Poem — Leonard Lambert

Riders to the Shore Surf I never saw as merely what happens to ocean when it meets the shallows – waves to me were always more akin to living things, a kind of water-beast, the sea’s attempt at entity. Summer…
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Ephemera and treasure, Eirlys Hunter

The Wonky Donkey Craig Smith, music Craig Smith, illustrations Katz Cowley Scholastic, $24.99, ISBN 9781869439262 Old Hu-hu/Huhu Koroheke Kyle Mewburn, illustrations Rachel Driscoll Maori text Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira Scholastic, $18.99, ISBN 9781869435189 / 9781869438975 Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to…
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Poem — Jan Fitzgerald

Gannets  Supersonic heads brushed with sea pollen, they ride the thermals up to height, tease out the sky hover take aim dive A stratospheric entry plume of spray! Shake the head, slip the fish, flap twice, instant take-off again. Beaks…
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Girls under fire, Tatjana Schaefer

Copper Top Coral Atkinson Dancing Tuatara, $20.00, ISBN 9781877192388 Real Life Ella West Longacre Press, $19.99, ISBN 9781877460395 Brother Sister Soldier Cousin Phyllis Johnston Longacre Press, $17.99, ISBN 9781877460319 Three novels about teenage girls disconnected from their families and trying…
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Frind of all animals, Linley Boniface

Linley Boniface recalls what Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals meant to her growing up in the “anti-Corfu” of 1970s Palmerston North. The territorial skirmishes of marriage manifest themselves, at my house, in bookcases. We have always had too many…
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Going the distance, Roger Robinson

Conquerors of Time Lynn McConnell SportsBooks, UK£10.00, ISBN 9781899807888 January 5 was the centenary of the birth of Jack Lovelock. A cake was cut at Timaru Boys’ High School, and a plaque was unveiled at his unlikely birthplace, the literally-named…
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One whole thing, Martin Edmond

Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon Gordon Brown Auckland University Press, $79.99, ISBN 9781869404529 As I began to read the 16 essays, plus introduction, that make up Gordon Brown’s Towards a Promised Land, I…
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Building on bones, Eric Medcalf

No Other Home Than This John Andrews Craig Potton Publishing, $49.99, ISBN 9781877517082 John Andrews must be a very curious man. This is a book that reflects a life of curiosity, of love for his profession, his humanity and his…
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