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The Penguin history of New Zealand literature

The Penguin history of New Zealand literature

  • Author: Patrick Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
  • View: 4946
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The Penguin History of New Zealand

The Penguin History of New Zealand

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459623754
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 724
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New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and the conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand, a new book for a new century, tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges in an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This book, a triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, was an unprecedented best-seller from the time of its first publication in 2003.

The Penguin book of New Zealand verse

The Penguin book of New Zealand verse

  • Author: Allen Curnow
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New Zealand poetry (Collections)
  • Page: 339
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A Concise History of New Zealand

A Concise History of New Zealand

  • Author: Philippa Mein Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107663369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

Māori

Māori

A Photographic and Social History

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: Raupo
  • ISBN: 9780143010883
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 289
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In Maori, renowned historian Michael King (1945-2004) presents a comprehensive and searching documentary of Maori culture and society. From the earliest daguerreotype around 1852 to the strong protest images of the 1990s, King records and analyses changes and upheaval in commentary that is always intelligent and objective. This book leaves the reader with not only a better understanding of the past but a challenge for the future.

A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair
  • Publisher: Lane, Allen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 351
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Changing Times

Changing Times

A History of New Zealand Since 1945

  • Author: Jenny Carlyon,Diana Morrow
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775580393
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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From the “golden weather” of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and 1990s and beyond, this account, the most complete and comprehensive history of New Zealand since 1945, illustrates the chronological and social history of the country with the engaging stories of real individuals and their experiences. Leading historians Jennifer Carlyon and Diana Morrow discuss in great depth New Zealand’s move toward nuclear-free status, its embrace of a small-state, free-market ideology, and the seeming rejection of its citizens of a society known for the “worship of averages.” Stories of pirate radio in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, the first DC8 jets landing at Mangere airport, feminists liberating pubs, public protests over the closing of post offices, and indigenous language nests vividly demonstrate how a postwar society famous around the world for its dull conformity became one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse countries on earth.

A Short History of New Zealand

A Short History of New Zealand

  • Author: Gordon McLauchlan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869538439
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 256
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A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!

The Back of His Head

The Back of His Head

  • Author: Patrick Evans
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • ISBN: 1776560248
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 376
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Raymond Thomas Lawrence was one of the great literary colossi to bestride the twentieth century. Seven years after Lawrence's death, however, the four trustees of the literary trust set up to memorialize New Zealand's greatest writer are facing rising costs and dwindling visitor numbers at the Residence. While fending off a self-appointed biographer, they find themselves confronting the secrets of their own intimate relationships with The Master. 'But is bumping off biographers really the sort of thing literary trusts do?' Marjorie creaks. 'Don't we just handle copyright?' The Back of His Head is a hilarious and troubling satire on the making and manipulation of literary fame, by the author of the acclaimed novel Gifted.

Mister Pip

Mister Pip

  • Author: Lloyd Jones
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459616359
  • Category: Authors, New Zealand
  • Page: 276
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Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing

  • Author: Gavin McLean
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143573098
  • Category:
  • Page: 528
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Warfare, both at home and abroad, has shaped the way New Zealand defines itself: through camaraderie and courage, patriotism and politics, identity and nationhood. Soldiers writing from the front, journalists on the ground, biographers examining the lives of key figures, poets, novelists and playwrights reflecting on the experience of combat - these have all helped to form the way we think about war and so the way we think about ourselves. The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writingpresents a rich interplay of writing about our country's many military engagements. It features creative responses to conflict, such as a waiata written about an inter-tribal skirmish, short stories on the World Wars, extracts from plays and novels set in such campaigns as Chunuk Bair and Vietnam, and works by various poets, including James K. Baxter, Eileen Duggan, Denis Glover, Allen Curnow and Robert Sullivan. There are vivid accounts by journalists reporting home as well as by soldiers recalling their experiences in the trenches, the desert or in the air. Rounding out this fascinating collection are thoughtful retrospective commentaries on the impact of wars from precolonial times up to Afghanistan.

History of Humanity – Vol. VII – The Twentieth Century

History of Humanity – Vol. VII – The Twentieth Century

Scientific and Cultural Development

  • Author: Sarvepalli Gopal
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231040839
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 904
  • View: 9898
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Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

  • Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135314179
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

  • Author: Robert D. Craig
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810867729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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Features entries on political, historical, and social topics that have defined Polynesia's thirteen island states, in addition to significant figures, places, rituals, and organizations.

Bulibasha

Bulibasha

Mahana

  • Author: Witi Ihimaera
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742288103
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2981
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Bulibasha is the title given to the King of the Gypsies, and on the East Coast of New Zealand two patriarchs fight to be proclaimed the king. Tamihana is the leader of the great Mahana family of shearers and sportsmen and women. Rupeni Poata is his arch enemy. The two families clash constantly, in sport, in cultural contests and, finally, in the Golden Fleece competition to find the greatest shearing gang in New Zealand. Caught in the middle of this struggle is the teenager Simeon, grandson of the patriarch and of his grandmother Ramona, struggling with his own feelings and loyalties as the battles rage on many levels. This award-winning novel is being reissued to tie in with the release of Mahana, the stunning film adaptation of the novel.

The Long Forgetting

The Long Forgetting

Post-colonial Literary Culture in New Zealand

  • Author: Patrick Evans
  • Publisher: University of Canterbury
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 274
  • View: 5923
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This is the first book-length study of New Zealand's post-colonial literary culture, beginning with economic, social and cultural changes that occured after 1970, then moving back to the 19th century and the formation of Europeans' relationship with Maori.

The Empire Writes Back

The Empire Writes Back

Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures

  • Author: Bill Ashcroft,Gareth Griffiths,Helen Tiffin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113446505X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
  • View: 2551
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The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language. This book is brilliant not only for its incisive analysis, but for its accessibility for readers new to the field. Now with an additional chapter and an updated bibliography, The Empire Writes Back is essential for contemporary post-colonial studies.

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241320879
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
  • View: 797
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A complete and wondrous guide to all of the Penguin Classics, from the Creative Editor of the series Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

False River

False River

  • Author: Paula Morris
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0143771647
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 288
  • View: 2520
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Riffing on truth, lies and secrets, this collection uses fiction to explore fact, and fact to explore fiction. Fictional characters muse upon the truth behind real people, non-fiction pieces contain short interludes of fiction, fiction is written to read like an essay, made-up elements slip into true accounts. These pieces range the world - from America, to Antwerp to Aoteoroa - and talk about writers and writing, famous figures, family members, witch-burning in Denmark, cyclones and numerous pertinent and stimulating topics. All brilliantly written, each will leave you thinking and desperate to jump back in for more

Pounamu Pounamu (Anniv Ed)

Pounamu Pounamu (Anniv Ed)

  • Author: Witi Ihimaera
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742532551
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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This anniversary edition of Witi Ihimaera's Pounamu Pounamu celebrates the 40th year in print of one of New Zealand's most seminal works of fiction. When Pounamu Pounamu was published in 1972, it was a landmark occasion for New Zealand literature in many ways. It was the first work of fiction published by a Maori writer, it was the first collection of short stories that looked at contemporary Maori life and it launched the career of one of New Zealand's best-known authors. The Pounamu Pounamu 40th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful hardback collector's volume. It features a foreword by Dame Fiona Kidman and a commentary by Witi Ihimaera on each of the stories. In these author's notes Witi looks back to events from his own childhood that inspired Pounamu Pounamu and the experience of writing and launching the book as a young man in the early '70s.