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Hidden places : a memoir in journalism

Author: Michael King
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Sceptre, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... This selection of journalism, broadcasts and talks, brought together fior the first time, follows [Michael King's] personal and professional growth. It holds up a highly polished mirror to a large area of New Zealandlife and investigates a broad spectrum of contemporary social, cultural, literary and political issues : ... 'Tangata Whenua', to the Springbok Tour of '81 and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael King; Michael King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael King
ISBN: 0340575646 9780340575642
OCLC Number: 31783608
Notes: "A memoir ... told largely through pieces written over two decades for newspapers, magazines, anthologies and radio"--Introduction.
Includes index.
Description: 250 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Growing up --
2. Some mentors --
3. Cultural encounter --
4. Writers and writing --
5. Reportage --
6. Historical --
7. Reviews --
Epilogue: Arrivals and departures.
Responsibility: Michael King.

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" ... This selection of journalism, broadcasts and talks, brought together fior the first time, follows [Michael King's] personal and professional growth. It holds up a highly polished mirror to a large area of New Zealandlife and investigates a broad spectrum of contemporary social, cultural, literary and political issues : ... 'Tangata Whenua', to the Springbok Tour of '81 and the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. ... [It] also tells the stories of a ... gallery of New Zealand identities - writers, politicians, historians, Maori leaders - ... James K. Baxter, John A. Lee, Frank Sargeson, Keith Sinclair, Ngoi Pewhairangi [writer of "Poi E"], centenarian Ngakahikatea, a survivor from a pre-European Maori past, and Ben Symonds, the last New Zealand veteran of the South African [formerly the Boer] War."--Back cover.

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