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Mapping the Godzone : a primer on New Zealand literature and culture

Author: William John Schafer
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Schafer read, and dreamed, about New Zealand before his first visit in 1995. Mapping the Godzone grew out of that visit and his attempts, as an American, to focus his impressions of New Zealand's literary culture and relate its mental and moral landscape to that of the United States. Through an idiosyncratic selection of contemporary novels and films, Schafer opens up a complex and compelling world. Readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Schafer, William John, 1937-
Mapping the Godzone.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)606992218
Online version:
Schafer, William John, 1937-
Mapping the Godzone.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607775601
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William John Schafer
ISBN: 0824820169 9780824820169
OCLC Number: 38311522
Description: xvii, 197 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Fishing with Maui: beginning the voyage --
Where on Earth is Aotearoa? --
Whalers, sailors, sealers --
The last big islands --
Once were crusaders --
The Bildungsroman at the end of the world --
The necessity of ghosts: Aotearoa gothic --
Falling through the hole in the Godzone --
Aotearoa at the movies.
Responsibility: William J. Schafer.

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