Essential New Zealand Short Stories

ISBN: 9781869791285
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The short story has been the forte of distinguished New Zealand writers from Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson through to fresh young talents such as Eleanor Catton and Craig Cliff. There could be no better guide to a sampler of their best work than Owen Marshall, who has been called New Zealand's best living writer of short stories. Marshall's indispensible collection features fifty arresting and significant stories that show why short fiction has been so important in the development of our literature, and also why it continues to appeal. First published in 2002, this new edition of the collection features five new stories from writers who excel at a magnificent national genre: perfectly polished stories peopled by perceptive, quirky and intriguing characters.

One Hundred New Zealand Short Stories Four

Autore: Stephen Stratford
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When we announced the fourth competition in this fantastically popular series 1273 entries came pouring in. Well-known, established authors as well as a whole lot of new-comers, young and not so young put their fingers to the keyboard and produced a fascinating collection of 500 word stories. This volume contains the 100 best entries.About the AuthorStephen Stratford is an award-winning journalist turned fulltime writer whose 12 previous books include The Jafa Joke Book, and New Zealand Sports Joke Book. He has been a judge for many journalism and literary awards - three times for the Montana Book Awards - and was editor of the books magazine Quote Unquote. The 500 word story is a challenge to write and a joy to read. The neat one page format that can be read in a minute but still has satisfying content and construction which focuses the mind of both writer and reader. The collections, which have a very wide readership, present a range of styles and subject matter; humour, drama, romance, tragedy, all revealing in an entertaining way the skills of the writers who can rise to the 500 word challenge.

The Oxford Book Of New Zealand Short Stories

Autore: Vincent O'Sullivan
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195582918
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This anthology presents 50 stories by over 40 of New Zealand's best writers. Nineteenth-century writing, which is largely unknown, is represented by Clara Cheeseman and G B Lancaster, as well as by the more familiar Lady Barker and itinerant Henry Lawson. In the early twentieth century Katherine Mansfield is followed by Greville Texidor as well as Frank Sargeson and Dan Davin. The middle years of the century exhibit a flowering of talent. Janet Frame, Maurice Duggan, and Maurice Geeare all fine practitioners of the genre, while Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace are the strong voices of Maori writing. The past dozen or so years have seen an explosion of new writing, with talents as diverse as Owen Marshall, Keri Hulme, Barbara Anderson, and Peter Wells. The selection provides an introduction to New Zealand short fiction that readers interestd in the new literatures in English will find stimulating and surprising. The stories are accompanied by brief biographical notes and a glossary of Maori words.

Pasifika Women

Autore: Sandra Kailahi
Editore: Raupo
ISBN: 9780790011806
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Sandra Kailahi has interviewed 20 Pacific women that have worked tirelessly within the New Zealand community to better the lives of their peoples. Included are politicians, artists, writers, church representatives, sportswomen, community leaders and many more. The interviews cover early lives to the present, and showcase the strengths and depths of knowledge the women contribute to New Zealand society every day. Each biography is accompanied by Eimi Tamua's beautifully shot portrait, as well as imagery from the contributors' private collections of photographs.

Boys Own Stories

Autore: Graeme Lay
Editore: Becklyn Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781877178696
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The stunning success of young women fiction writers in New Zealand in recent years has overshadowed the fact that young male fictioneers have also been busy writing quality short stories. Boys Own Stories is a collection of eighteen stories by male writers, all under the age of forty. It includes work by award winning short story writers such as Carl Nixon and Denis Baker, along with novelists like Peter Feeney and Chad Taylor. Selected by noted writer, editor and reviewer, Graeme Lay, Boys Own Stories shows that the art of short story writing is alive and well regardless of authorial gender and if there is a contest between the sexes, the boys are holding their own. The Authors Denis Baker, Andrei Baltakmens, William Brandt, Mark Broatch, James Brown, Peter Feeney, Michael Galvin, David Geary, Tim Jones, Phil Kawana, Zion A. Komene, John McCrystal, Carl Nixon, Rob O'Neill, Antonius Papaspiropoulos, Duncan Sarkies, Bernard Steeds and Chad Taylor.

A New Zealand Drift

Autore: Ted Matthews
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And How Do You Like This Country

Autore: Otti Binswanger
Editore: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631598504
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Annotation. These stories by Otti Binswanger, the niece of the German aviator Otto Lilienthal, were written in the 1940s in New Zealand, where they were published originally in 1945. Otti Binswanger had come to New Zealand in 1939 as a refugee from Nazi Germany together with her husband Paul Binswanger, a German-Jewish scholar of Romance Languages. These stories constitute an important and highly original contribution not only to New Zealand literature, but also to the corpus of literature by exiles in the 20th century. In her stories Otti Binswanger creates an authentic, sympathetic, and at the same time critical portrait of the country and its people as she encountered them as an immigrant. They are «inside stories with the eye of an outsider written in the clear and matter-of-fact style of the period. The essay by Livia Käthe Wittmann (Christchurch/NZ) gives an introduction to both the stories as well as to the multi-facetted personality and life of Otti Binswanger.

Telling Stories

Autore: Bain Attwood
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741150515
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Recent decades have seen a tremendous upsurge of interest among the indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand in their history. Life stories, land claims, genealogy, song, dance and painting have all made new contributions to the recovery and representation of the past. Telling Stories looks at the place of life stories and of memory in history: who tells life stories, the purpose for which they are told; the role of story and history in the politics of land claims; and the way language impacts on research and writing. Ann Parsonson writes about 'stories for land' in the oral narratives of the Maori Land Court; Deborah Rose Bird retells the 'saga of Captain Cook'; Andrew Erueti and Alan Ward examine Maori land law in the context of the Treaty claims process; Jeremy Beckett looks at the autobiographical oral history of Myles Lalor; and Bain Attwood discusses the stolen generations narrative. With Judith Binney, Fiona Magowan, W.H. Oliver, Basil Sansom and Penny van Toorn, these contributors explore the questions arising when different kinds of history meet: different kinds of evidence, from different cultures, sometimes telling the same story from conflicting perspectives. Telling Stories is a timely book that freely explores the multiple forms of indigenous history in New Zealand and Australia.