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A History of New Zealand Literature

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Mark Williams, Ingrid Horrocks, Arini Loader, Simon During, Jane Stafford, Bridget Orr, Philip Steer, Alex Calder, Nikki Hessell, Stuart Murray, Christopher Hilliard, Timothy Jones, Marc Delrez, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Mark Houlahan, Alan Riach, Harry Ricketts, Lydia Wevers, David O'Donnell, Melissa Kennedy, Dougal McNeill, Anna Smaill, Stuart Young, Anna Jackson, Stuart Tusitala Marsh, Hugh Roberts
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  • Date Published: April 2016
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  • A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of, and challenges to, a nationalist literary tradition, the essays in this History illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of New Zealand literature, surveying the multilayered verse, fiction and drama of such diverse writers as Katherine Mansfield, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism, biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand literature. A History of New Zealand Literature is of pivotal importance to the development of New Zealand writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

    • The first comprehensive and authoritative history of New Zealand literature since 1998
    • Speaks to an increased interest in New Zealand and its literature as the country has established a distinctive postcolonial identity since the 1980s
    • Directs new critical attention at a body of major writers from Katherine Mansfield to Eleanor Catton who are increasingly capturing the world's imagination
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    '… a rewarding collection replete with the pleasure of new information that is both strange and strangely familiar.' Elizabeth McMahon, Australian Book Review

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316547519
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Mark Williams
    1. A world of waters: imagining, voyaging, entanglement Ingrid Horrocks
    2. Early Māori literature: the writing of Hakaraia Kiharoa Arini Loader
    3. Samuel Butler's influence Simon During
    4. Maoriland reservations Jane Stafford
    5. Katherine Mansfield: colonial modernist Bridget Orr
    6. Colonial ecologies: Guthrie-Smith's Tutira and writing in the settled environment Philip Steer
    7. Defiance and melodrama: fiction in the period of national 'invention', 1920–50 Alex Calder
    8. Journalism and high culture: Robin Hyde among the cultural nationalists Nikki Hessell
    9. 'Simply by sailing in a new direction': the poetics of distance Stuart Murray
    10. 'Rough architects': New Zealand literature and its institutions from Phoenix to Landfall Christopher Hilliard
    11. Against the social pattern: New Zealand fiction, 1950–70 Timothy Jones
    12. Janet Frame: myths of authorship, 1950–90 Marc Delrez
    13. Te ao hou: Te pataka Alice Te Punga Somerville
    14. Out of the drawing room and onto the beach: drama, 1950–70 Mark Houlahan
    15. 'Physician of society': the poet in the 1950s and 1960s Alan Riach
    16. From Hiruharama to Hataitai: the domestication of New Zealand poetry, 1972–90 Harry Ricketts and Mark Williams
    17. The novel, the short story and the rise of a new reading public, 1972–90 Lydia Wevers
    18. 'Dbed and chocolate wheaten beaten': drama defining the nation, 1972–90 David O'Donnell
    19. The Māori renaissance 1972 Melissa Kennedy
    20. 'While history happens elsewhere': fiction and political quietism, 1990–2014 Dougal McNeill
    21. Anecdote in post-1990s New Zealand poetry Anna Smaill
    22. From exploring identity to facing the world: drama since 1990 Stuart Young
    23. From meadow to paddock: children's and young adult literature Anna Jackson
    24. 'Nafanua and the New World': Pasifika's writing of Niu Zealand Selina Tusitala Marsh
    25. New Zealand literature in the program era, or, the spirit of nationalism past Hugh Roberts
    Index.

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    Mark Williams, Victoria University of Wellington
    Mark Williams is Professor of English at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of Leaving the Highway: Six Contemporary New Zealand Novelists, Patrick White, and, with Jane Stafford, Maoriland: New Zealand Literature 1872–1914. Williams has also coedited, with Jane Stafford, The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature and, with Ralph Crane and Jane Stafford, The World Novel to 1950.

    Contributors

    Mark Williams, Ingrid Horrocks, Arini Loader, Simon During, Jane Stafford, Bridget Orr, Philip Steer, Alex Calder, Nikki Hessell, Stuart Murray, Christopher Hilliard, Timothy Jones, Marc Delrez, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Mark Houlahan, Alan Riach, Harry Ricketts, Lydia Wevers, David O'Donnell, Melissa Kennedy, Dougal McNeill, Anna Smaill, Stuart Young, Anna Jackson, Stuart Tusitala Marsh, Hugh Roberts

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