Books: Winter/Spring 1997
This book listing is supplied by Books
Pasifika, specialist booksellers of Pacific Islands, Maori (Aotearoa/New
Zealand) and New Zealand literature.
Books Pasifika 1997
University Press; Melbourne, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0195583868 NZ$ 39.95 hardcover
K Baxter (1926-1972) is New Zealand's best known poet and writer. To mark
the 25th anniversary of Baxter's death, Paul Millar has prepared this special
re-issue of Baxter's most famous collection.
Catley; Picton, 1997 ISBN/Code: 090856158X NZ$ 16.95 softcover
older age groups, this novel, in a contemporary setting, is about daughter-mother
relationships - and much more.
Ursula; O'Sullivan, Vincent (editor)
BETHELL: COLLECTED POEMS
University Press; Wellington, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0864733070 NZ$ 24.95 160pp
new edition of Bethell's Collected Poems contains a new introduction taking
account of discoveries and insights from the last ten years.
University Press; Wellington 1997 ISBN/Code: 0864733231 NZ$ 27.95 128pp
Bornholdt is one of the most popular and widely read poets of her generation.
Miss New Zealand is a selection of Bornholdt's poems which is being published
at a critical point in her career. It will offer a new group of readers
the chance to discover her, and will be treasured by those who already
acknowledge her as one of new Zealand's finest poets.
OUR BOYS IN VIETNAM
Bay Publishing; 1996 ISBN/Code: 0958348499 NZ$ 34.95 152pp softcover
after arriving in South Vietnam in July of 1965,161 Battery RNZAF started
receiving letters from Betty May. Who Bett May was, nobody knew. Her letters
kept arriving at a ratio of one per week and continued for the six years
the battery was on active service in Vietnam. This book contains the letters
and poems written by Betty May.
University Press; Wellington 1977 ISBN/Code: 0864733275 NZ$ 19.95 80pp
Hungry Woman is a striking debut. It has impressive formal variety, with
short prose sketches and extracts from a journal kept during the writing
of the book. The writing is superbly natural and alive, and constantly
attends to the fullness of the writer's life.
Press; Christchurch 1998 ISBN/Code: 1877161276 NZ$ 19.95 64pp softcover
Campbell's new collection of poems exhibits sureness of tone and sharpness
of wit which are convincing and appealing. The Better Part is a fine all-round
collection from one of New Zealand's most adept and engaging poets.
OF TRUST: A NOVEL
Bateman Ltd; Auckland, 1997 ISBN/Code: 1869533429 NZ$ 24.95 192pp softcover
strip clubs, big business and politics - a heady cocktail for this thriller,
set in the not-too-distant future. Will the damning evidence bring down
the New Zealand government?
Press; Christchurch 1997 ISBN/Code: 1877161233 NZ$ 14.95 48 softcover
poets parodied in this charming book are all writers A.K.Grant knew personally,
in the sense that you always know a poet personally if you like his poetry,
and you can't parody a poet properly unless you do like his poetry.
DAY: SELECTED POEMS
Press; Christchurch, 1997 ISBN/Code: 187716111X NZ$ 19.95 96pp softcover
the years 1963-1967 this volume is, like Ireland himself, by turns amusing
and unexpectedly profound, inventive and provocative.
192, Spring 1996
of Otago Press; Otago, 1996 ISBN/Code: 1877133191 NZ$ 21.95 184pp softcover
selection of fiction, poetry, and criticism which includes , and poetry
from established writers such as Kevin Ireland.
MANSFIELD: NEW ZEALAND STORIES
University Press; Australia 1997 ISBN/Code: 0195583647 NZ$ 33.65 Hardcover
is the first time the stories of Katherine Mansfield set in New Zealand
have been collected and published in the order in which she wrote them.
Reading these stories in sequence and as a group, brings into focus the
emphases that fall so differently from those in her English and European
stories. In this volume Mansfield is seen with new clarity as a colonial
writer, at the same time as she extends the boundaries of what the modern
short fiction might achieve.
Publishing Company; UK 1997 ISBN/Code: 18577562593 NZ$ 55.00
Peter Darby travels from Arizona to New Zealand to observe Halley's Comet
and to seek the grave of his father, killed with the US Marines on Okinawa.This
is a love story with a few surprises along the way and touches upon a number
of the issues of our times.
THE EYE: SHORT STORIES OF PATRICIA GRACE
Brassell & Associates; Wellington, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0909049084 NZ$ 24.95
clear analysis of seven short stories by Patricia Grace. Selected for their
diversity, readers are given insights into the lives and culture of the
people of Aotearoa. They will also develop a greater understanding of the
skill and discipline required by the short story as a literary form.
Moa Beckett; Auckland, 1997 ISBN/Code: 1869585747 NZ$ 24.95 softcover
controversial novel featuring an All Black team from its first training
camp in Spring to the World Cup final.
Peter; Price, Chris (editors)
1947-1997: A NEW ZEALAND HALF CENTURY
of Otago Press; Dunedin 1997 ISBN/Code: 18771133388 NZ$ 49.95 270pp softcover
year is the fiftieth anniversary of New Zealands' most influential literary
magazine. A rich selection has been made of covers, fiction, poetry, photographs,
drawings, essays, reviews, letters and advertisements. The book provides
a great many insights into our culture and the development of our literature
AND PRINT IN NEW ZEALAND: A GUIDE TO PRINT CULTURE IN AOTEAROA
University Press; Wellington, 1997 ISBN/Code: 0864733313 NZ$ 39.95 370pp
the impact of book and print on New Zealand culture. Many expert contributors
deal authoritatively with a large range of topics, from the effect of an
imported print culture on Maori oral tradition to printing, publishing,
bookselling, libraries, book buying and collecting, readers and reading.
Press Publishers; Christchurch, 1997 ISBN/Code: 187716304X NZ$ 24.95 288pp
New Zealand to Washington and Croatia, this sweeping story of love, passion,
dreams and destiny will have you laughing and crying to the very end.