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In Johnsonville or Geraldine: An Introduction to N
by Erin Mercer

ISBN: 9781486003082
PUBLISHER: Pearson Education New Zealand
FORMAT: Paperback


Erin Mercer provides a focussed and accessible introduction to New Zealand writing for a nonspecialist student audience, In Johnsonville or Geraldine is an invaluable addition to the discussion of New Zealand literature, this book covers fiction, short stories, poetry and dramatic works from the colonial to the contemporary period, as well as key works and themes including: F. E. Maning's Old New Zealand;The stories of Katherine Mansfield; 1950s to the 1970s (Frame's early work, Baxter and Manhire); The "Maori Renaissance" (Ihimaera, Hulme, Kouka and Grace); The rise of women writers (Renee, Mahy and later work by Frame); The rise of literary nationalism (Mulgan, Hyde, Sargeson and Curnow); Recent works including Knox's The Vintner's Luck, Morris' Hibiscus Coast, Wong's As the Earth Turns Silver and Jones' Mister Pip plus poetry from Andrew Johnston and Robyn Marsack's edited anthology Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets among others. Each chapter provides guidance for learning and a summary of its key concepts. In addition to a comprehensive list of works cited, the reader is supplied with a summary of books the author recommends for further study.

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