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Out of town : writing from the New Zealand countryside

Author: John Gordon
Publisher: Christchurch [N.Z] : Shoal Bay Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Zealand's rural heritage has produced a rich store of evocative, entertaining and memorable writing. Out of Town is a delightful personal selection of the wealth of material that has been written from and about the countryside. In poetry and prose, it provides a collective memoir of those who settled the land, struggled to farm it and finally prospered. Readers with find the work of well-known authors - Dan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gordon
ISBN: 090870495X 9780908704958
OCLC Number: 45356965
Notes: "Poetry, fiction and non-fiction ... from the First World War ... to the 1990s ... the work of well-known authors ... alongside the contributions of lesser known writers"--Back cover.
Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Adolescent eyes --
Starting out --
Settling in --
Against the odds --
Battling the beasts --
The observers --
Belonging. Growing up / Dan Davin --
Photographs of pioneer women / Ruth Dallas --
Felled trees / Ruth Dallas --
Entrenched / Dan Davin --
The letter / Ruth Dallas --
Farmyard / Ruth Dallas.
Responsibility: edited by John Gordon.

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New Zealand's rural heritage has produced a rich store of evocative, entertaining and memorable writing. Out of Town is a delightful personal selection of the wealth of material that has been written from and about the countryside. In poetry and prose, it provides a collective memoir of those who settled the land, struggled to farm it and finally prospered. Readers with find the work of well-known authors - Dan Davin, O.E. Middleton, Ruth Dallas, Frank S. Anthony, Jim Henderson, Roderick Finlayson, Amelia Batistich, James K. Baxter, Witi Ihimaera - alongside the contributions of lesser known writers whose work may be unfamiliar tomany of today's readers: Delphin Adsett, Alice F. Webb, J.W. Barns-Graham, T. Peter Hammond, Frances Blunt, Lester Masters, Bruce Stronach.

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