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The Bone People
Keri Hulme
0140089225
October 1986
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Winner of the 1985 Booker Prize, this novel by a New Zealander of Maori, Scottish and English ancestry focuses on three peopleone Maori, one European and one of mixed bloodwho are locked together in animosity and love. Although Hulme sometimes is sidetracked into self-indulgent verbiage, "she has abundant, enticing stories to tell of culturally split lives," PW found. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
This is quite a first novel. The ending is revealed at its mysterious beginning; exotic line breaks and poetic punctuation put off at first but gradually become the best way to tell the tale; the Maori vocabulary is interwoven with contemporary British, Australian, and American idioms; and the New Zealand sea- and landscape vibrate under...


Healing Narratives: Women Writers Curing Cultural Disease
Gay Alden Wilentz
0813528666
January 2001
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Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, coeditor of Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santeria, Obeah, and the Caribbean (Rutgers University Press
"Gay Wilentz's authoritative, ground-breaking study is a must-read for anyone interested in the ways healing cultures around the world..." -

Melody Graulich, editor of Western American Literature
"... Healing Narratives is an interesting, original, and insightful study..." -

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The Bone People
Keri Hulme
0807130729
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Winner of the 1985 Booker Prize, this novel by a New Zealander of Maori, Scottish and English ancestry focuses on three peopleone Maori, one European and one of mixed bloodwho are locked together in animosity and love. Although Hulme sometimes is sidetracked into self-indulgent verbiage, "she has abundant, enticing stories to tell of culturally split lives," PW found. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
This is quite a first novel. The ending is revealed at its mysterious beginning; exotic line breaks and poetic punctuation put off at first but gradually become the best way to tell the tale; the Maori vocabulary is interwoven with contemporary British, Australian, and American...


Islands and Exiles: The Creole Identities of Post Colonial Literature
Chris Bongie
0804732809
November 1998
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Leaving the Highway: Six Contemporary New Zealand Novelists
Mark Williams
1869400445
January 1991
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Book Description
The major New Zealand novelists of the 1980s have begun to receive international acclaim. This first critical study of Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Maurice Gee, Ian Wedde, and C.K. Stead concentrates on their important works to explore how deeply-rooted anxieties about New Zealand's
cultural situation and national identity are articulated in New Zealand fiction.


Mapping the Godzone: A Primer on New Zealand Literature and Culture
William J. Schafer
0824820169
August 1998
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Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories
Vincent O'Sullivan
0195582918
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
An anthology of the best of New Zealand short fiction, from the nineteenth century to the present. Major writers only are represented by two stories, others by one. With brief biographical notes and a glossary of Maori/Polynesian words and other unfamiliar terms. Reissued as a trade paperback in the format and livery of the Oxford Paperback series.


Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories
Marion McLeod
0908912927
January 2000
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Book Description
The country to be found in these pages is not the place depicted in glossy picture books or economic profiles. But it is a real place, composed of that blend of accuracy and vision which only the imagination, committed to language and experience, can supply. It is the New Zealand of Janet Frame and Katherine Mansfield, of Dan Davin and Frank Sargeson, of Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Some Other Country is a collection of stories from the body of New Zealand writing that began with the work of the young expatriate writer, Katherine Mansfield. It includes recent work by Vincent O'Sullivan, Owen Marshall and Keri Hulme and stories by newer writers such as Barbara Anderson, John Cranna and Emily Perkins, alongside well-known stories by Joy Cowley, C. K. Stead and James Courage. Some Other Country represents the...


Writing Along Broken Lines: Violence and Ethnicity in Contemporary Maori Fiction
Otto Heim
1869401824
September 1998
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Book Description
An impressive survey of issues of violence and ethnicity in recent Maori fiction which has had a powerful impact on contemporary New Zealand culture.

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