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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
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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.

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
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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: 4563
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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.

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.

Dhuuluu-Yala

Dhuuluu-Yala

To Talk Straight - Publishing Indigenous Literature

  • Author: Anita Heiss
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • ISBN: 0855754443
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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Dhuuluu-Yala is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning 'to talk straight' and this book is straight talk about publishing Indigenous literature in Australia. It also includes broader issues that writers need to consider: engaging with readers and reviewers. The book covers the period up to the mid-1900s, though some references are included up to 2000. Changes have been made since that date, however the issues identified in "Dhuuluu-Yala" remain current and to a large extent unresolved. The history of defining Aboriginality in Australia and the experience of being Aboriginal have both impacted on the production of Aboriginal writing today. These twin themes are the major focus of the book. The pioneering roles of Aboriginal writers who have gone before and created a space has allowed for the growth of an Indigenous publishing industry. Indeed, a literary and publishing culture have developed also because of the increasing desire and need for an authentic Indigenous voice in Australian literature. Although funding and other mechanisms are in place and possibilities afforded Indigenous writers have improved, opportunities are still limited, leading to some authors choosing to self-publish.

Die Gestirne

Die Gestirne

Roman

  • Author: Eleanor Catton
  • Publisher: btb Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641158966
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1040
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Die literarische Sensation des Jahres von der jüngsten Booker-Preisträgerin aller Zeiten! In einer Hafenstadt an der wilden Westküste Neuseelands gibt es ein Geheimnis. Und zwei Liebende, die einander umkreisen wie Sonne und Mond. Als der Schotte Walter Moody im Jahr 1866 nach schwerer Überfahrt nachts in der Hafenstadt Hokitika anlandet, trifft er im Rauchzimmer des örtlichen Hotels auf eine Versammlung von zwölf Männern, die eine Serie ungelöster Verbrechen verhandeln. Und schon bald wird Moody hineingezogen in die rätselhaften Verstrickungen der kleinen Goldgräbergemeinde, in das schicksalhafte Netz, das so mysteriös ist wie der Nachthimmel selbst.

Like Love Poems

Like Love Poems

Selected Poems

  • Author: Joanna Margaret Paul,Bernadette Hall
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • ISBN: 9780864735270
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 143
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"Following a three-part structure that had been established by Paul herself in early notes towards a selected poems, Bernadette Hall gives us 76 luminous poems, most of which have never been published before. The poems track through from the 1970s, a scouring time for Paul with the disintegration of her marriage to the artist Jeffrey Harris, and the death of their infant daughter Imogen, to the late 1990s, a time of celebration and fulfilment. Through her own words we are given a unique insight into Paul's passionate engagement with life and love, with family, friends and community."--Jacket.

Reading Pakeha?

Reading Pakeha?

Fiction and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Author: Christina Stachurski
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042026448
  • Category: History
  • Page: 207
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Aotearoa New Zealand, “a tiny Pacific country,” is of great interest to those engaged in postcolonial and literary studies throughout the world.In all former colonies, myths of national identity are vested with various interests. Shifts in collective Pakeha (or New Zealand-European) identity have been marked by the phenomenal popularity of three novels, each at a time of massive social change. Late-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and the collapse of the idea of a singular 'nation' can be traced through the reception of John Mulgan's Man Alone (1939), Keri Hulme's the bone people (1983), and Alan Duff'sOnce Were Warriors (1990). Yet close analysis of these three novels also reveals marginalization and silencing in claims to singular Pakeha identity and a linear development of settler acculturation. Such a dynamic resonates with that of other 'settler' cultures – the similarities and differences telling in comparison.Specifically, Reading Pakeha? Fiction and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand explores how concepts of race and ethnicity intersect with those of gender, sex, and sexuality. This book also asks whether 'Pakeha' is still a meaningful term.

Whalerider

Whalerider

Die magische Geschichte vom Mädchen, das den Wal ritt

  • Author: Witi Ihimaera
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3688109341
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 158
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Ein Mädchen lebt die Legende. Eine Herde Wale strandet an der Küste Neuseelands. Koro Apirana, der Stammesführer der Maori, ist verzweifelt. Er glaubt an ein Zeichen. Jahrtausendelang war die Beziehung seines Volkes zu den Walen tief und ehrfurchtsvoll, denn der Sage nach ritt einst der Urvater auf dem Rücken eines mächtigen Wals an Land. Wer kann die heiligen Tiere retten und Koros Volk Stärke und Stolz zurückgeben? Niemand denkt an Kahu, seine Enkelin, die das Leid der Wale nicht länger erträgt ... Ein magisches, weises Buch über die Verbundenheit von Mensch und Tier, die Leben spendende Kraft der Tradition und über ein junges Mädchen, das neue Hoffnung in ihre Welt bringt.

Griffith REVIEW 43

Griffith REVIEW 43

Pacific Highways

  • Author: Julianne Schultz
  • Publisher: Text Publishing
  • ISBN: 1922212024
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7312
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Migration, demographic changes and new cultural references are re-shaping New Zealand. It is fast becoming a hub where Pacific and Tasman currents meet. As a result New Zealand is changing, responding to surging tides of people and ideas. Isolated by ocean, New Zealand's ecosystem is particularly vulnerable to introduced species. The constant arrival of new flora and fauna, via humans, wind and sea, means the biodiversity is constantly changing. Humans too have been washing up on New Zealand's shores for centuries, leading to constant shifts in demographics, culture and economics, building on strong Maori and Pakeha traditions. Auckland is now one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. As a result, New Zealand is adjusting and evolving to create a new twenty-first century identity at the crossroads of the Pacific. Griffith REVIEW 43: Pacific Highways, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and acclaimed New Zealand author Lloyd Jones, examines the shifting tides in New Zealand through a heady mix of essay, memoir, fiction and poetry by some of New Zealand's most exciting and innovative writers. Pacific Highways explores New Zealand's position as a hub between the Pacific, Tasman and Southern oceans, and examines the exchange of people and culture, points of resistance and overlap. How New Zealand adapts to recent profound changes and moves forward is a matter of urgent consideration. The country's economic model is generating escalating environmental and cultural strains, but also presents great opportunities. A recent worldwide survey found the NZ education system is one of the worst at overcoming economic and social disadvantage. Auckland is home to more than a third of the (increasingly diverse) population, presenting challenges and opportunities for the whole country. Christchurch is finding inspiring new ways of reinvention. Pacific Highways asks what can be learnt, and what lessons does New Zealand offer the world? New Zealand celebrates its unique cultural heritage, but with multiculturalism comes questions of identity, which many of the writers in Pacific Highways explore. Who decides who is a 'New Zealander'? How are Chinese immigrants accepted? Who are you if you are brought up with the strict codes and behavioural norms of your parents' country but live in another? Does immigration offer the capacity for reinvention? New Zealand is an island nation, and oceans and rivers imbue Pacific identities. They run paths through major cities and offer courseways for stories. From migrating eels to tasty sea grapes, castaway sailors to volcanic rafts, waterways flow through the essays and stories of Pacific Highways. Pacific Highways also celebrates the art and literature of New Zealand looking at the country's wealth of artistic and literary talent in critical essays, and includes short stories and poetry by many of New Zealand's best writers, from many backgrounds. Pacific Highways, with support from the New Zealand Book Council and Creative New Zealand, is a profound overview of a complex Pacific nation with a polyphony of voices. It will challenge what you thought you knew, and inspire you to think again.

Sydney Bridge Upside Down

Sydney Bridge Upside Down

  • Author: David Ballantyne
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 3455810535
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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"Am Rande der Welt lebte ein alter Mann, sein Pferd hieß Sydney Bridge Upside Down. Er hatte ein Gesicht voller Narben, und das Pferd war ein alter, lahmer Klepper, und ich beginne mit dem Mann und seinem Pferd, weil sie immer irgendwie dabei waren in jenem Sommer, als hier oben an der Küste die schrecklichen Dinge passierten." So beginnt dieser außerordentliche Roman über einen Sommer am Rande der Welt in Calliope Bay. Der dreizehnjährige Harry lebt dort mit seinem Vater und dem kleinen Bruder, er vermisst seine Mutter, die in die Stadt gezogen ist, vielleicht nur für den Sommer, vielleicht für länger. Und während Harry darauf wartet, dass sie zurückkommt, streunt er mit seinen Freunden die steile Küste entlang und erforscht die Ruine der längst verlassenen Fleischfabrik. Im vom Meer heraufwehenden Wind meint Harry die Schreie der Tiere zu hören, die vor langer Zeit dort geschlachtet wurden. Als seine schöne ältere Cousine Caroline ankommt, ist Harry hin- und hergerissen zwischen Kinderspielen und dem Wunsch, sie vor der Zudringlichkeit von Wiggins, dem Fleischer, zu schützen. Mit schrecklichen Konsequenzen. Ein neuseeländischer Klassiker, eine Coming-of-Age Geschichte und eine Familientragödie - David Ballantynes großer Roman erstmals auf Deutsch, übersetzt von Gregor Hens. "Sydney Bridge Upside Down muss zu den ganz großen, einzigartigen Klassikern der Weltliteratur gezählt werden. Außerdem ist dieses Märchen ohne Erlösung einer der größten neuseeländischen Romane." New Zealand Books "Win Buch von außergewöhnlicher Originalität und Eindringlichkeit." Sydney Morning Herald

The Back of His Head

The Back of His Head

  • Author: Patrick Evans
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • ISBN: 1776560248
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 376
  • View: 7773
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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.

Zeitschrift Für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Zeitschrift Für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Das Gartenfest

Das Gartenfest

und andere Erzählungen

  • Author: Katherine Mansfield
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783737410090
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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abends um 10

abends um 10

  • Author: Kate de Goldi
  • Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3646920920
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9537
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In Frankies Parsons Leben ist alles verlässlich. Konstant. Vorhersehbar. Sogar die ständige Ergänzung seiner sowieso schon langen Liste von Sorgen. Tageslauf, Wochenplan, Jahresrhythmus - nichts ändert sich. Das Morgenmiauen der Fettkontrolle. Der tägliche Zickzack-Weg zum Bus mit seinem besten Freund Gigs. Die schlechte Laune seiner großen Schwester. Sein Klassenlehrer Mr A und dessen liebste Waffe: das Wörterbuch. Die Klangwand-Abende von Onkel George und Louie. Die ausgelassenen Besuche der Tanten. Der Küchenduft bei der Heimkehr. Und die absolut zuverlässige Antworten seiner Mutter - immer abends um zehn. Doch dieses Jahr ist alles anders. Das liegt an Sydney. An ihren liebevollen, neugierigen, taktlosen Fragen. Und Frankie Parsons Welt gerät aus den Fugen. Eine bittersüße Familiengeschichte über Angst und Mut und darüber, was das Leben ausmacht.

Mansfield

Mansfield

A Novel

  • Author: C. K. Stead
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409000478
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8370
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Spanning three years in the life of the writer Katherine Mansfield during the First World War, this novel follows the ups and downs of her relationship with Jack Middleton Murry and her struggle to write the "new kind of fiction" which she felt the times demanded. She is restless, constantly on the move, in and out of London, to and from France, even, once, into the war zone to be with her French lover, novelist Francis Carco. For a short time, Mansfield is able to behave as though the war is merely "background", but her ardent relationship with her brother, who arrives from New Zealand to fight in France, makes detachment impossible - as does her love for Jack's Oxford friend Frederick Goodyear, also a soldier. The war's shadow remorselessly darkens all their lives, but only increases Mansfield's determination to break through as a writer. While sticking scrupulously to what is known about Mansfield's life and those of her friends (a cast that includes D. H. and Frieda Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, Dora Carrington, Lytton Strachey, Aldous Huxley, T. S. Eliot, Lady Ottoline Morrel and Virginia Woolf), this novel is extraordinary in taking the reader beyond the point of biography into the mind, emotions and sensibility of its subject. It is a sharp, subtle and appealing portrait of the person of whose work Virginia Woolf wrote: "It was the only writing I was ever jealous of."

AlterNative memories

AlterNative memories

kulturspezifische Inszenierungen von Erinnerung in zeitgenössischen Romanen indigener Autor/inn/en Australiens, Kanadas und Aotearoas /Neuseelands

  • Author: Hanne Birk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783868211030
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 678
  • View: 7817
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Intrige

Intrige

  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 364110811X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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Die größte Verschwörung der Moderne – der neue große Politthriller des Bestsellerautors Am 22. Dezember 1894 wird der französische Hauptmann Alfred Dreyfus wegen Landesverrat zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt und verbannt. Ein Justizirrtum, wie er beteuert und wovon auch der neue Geheimdienstchef Picquart zunehmend überzeugt ist. In den Wirren der Dreyfus-Affäre, die ganz Europa erschüttert, rollt er den Fall neu auf. Weshalb er bald selbst zwischen die Mühlräder der Macht gerät und das Ziel dunkler Machenschaften wird ... Der elsässische Offizier Alfred Dreyfus, einziger Jude im französischen Generalstab, soll Militärgeheimnisse verraten haben. Von einem geheimen Militärgericht wird er zu Unrecht verurteilt, und die Degradierung wird mit viel Pomp und Getöse öffentlich zelebriert. Nur wenige wittern den Skandal, während die Massen von der Presse aufgehetzt werden. Krawalle, Intrigen, Fälschungen, Ministerstürze, Attentate, versuchte Staatsstreiche sind die Folgen. Die Französische Republik stürzt in eine tiefe Krise. Der offene Antisemitismus bricht sich Bahn. Zu den wenigen, die von Dreyfus’ Unschuld überzeugt sind, gehört der neue Geheimdienstchef Picquart. Mit dem Kampf für die Rehabilitierung von Dreyfus setzt er allerdings das eigene Leben aufs Spiel. Es wäre kein Roman von Robert Harris, ginge er nicht sehr aktuellen Fragen nach: Was passiert, wenn Geheimdienste außer Kontrolle geraten, wenn der Staat geheime Gerichte zulässt, wenn Minderheiten zum Sündenbock gemacht werden, wenn Politiker ihre Verbrechen zu vertuschen suchen?

The Far East and Australasia 2003

The Far East and Australasia 2003

  • Author: Eur
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9781857431339
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1538
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A unique survey of each country in the region. It includes an extensive collection of facts, statistics, analysis and directory information in one accessible volume.