Category: Books

Huia Short Stories 5

Huia Short Stories 5

by / 24/07/06 / No Comments

THE HUIA Collections are a result of national competitions held by Huia Publishers for Maori writers. Each collection has about 25 stories written by numerous authors. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, A Biography

Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, A Biography

by / 17/07/06 / No Comments

What did Darwin’s father do? For how long did Darwin travel around the world in the good ship Beagle? How many children did his poor wife have? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Abandoned Novel

Abandoned Novel

by / 17/07/06 / No Comments

For anyone who believes that VUP only ever publishes confessional verse, full of nature, New Zealand references and tidy line breaks and has only been born after a long gestation period in a creative writing class, I suggest you seek out a copy of Abandoned Novel immediately. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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my favourite my favourite writer… Fleur Adcock (1934- )

my favourite my favourite writer… Fleur Adcock (1934- )

by / 17/07/06 / 1 Comment

Ever since memorizing ‘The Chiffonier’ for a speech and drama exam I’ve respected Adcock. Born in Papakura, the sister of writer Marilyn Duckworth. Educated in Britain and New Zealand, married to the poet Alistair Campbell and, later, to the infamous Barry Crump, she has had an undeniably eventful life. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Plato’s Republic: a Biography

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By SIMON BLACKBURN Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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My favourite writer is…James Lee Burke

My favourite writer is…James Lee Burke

by / 27/05/06 / No Comments

Why does the turgid airport thriller incite my wrath? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Cold War

The Cold War

by / 27/05/06 / No Comments

It’s the stuff of nightmares. Two belligerent leaders with beliefs entirely opposed, with populaces afraid to dissent, and with the ability to precipitate nuclear war on a whim. This was a fear the world faced constantly from the late 1940s through to 1989. The achievement of Yale professor John Lewis Gaddis is not just his [...]

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Specimen Days

Specimen Days

by / 27/05/06 / No Comments

Michael Cunningham’s best known work is The Hours, which won him the Pulitzer Prize. The character and writing of difficult literary genius Virginia Woolf was central to The Hours; and Cunningham has hardwired the verse of ecstatic American poet Walt Whitman into Specimen Days. It’s a triptych, with each of its three loosely connected sections [...]

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Terra Incognito

Terra Incognito

by / 27/05/06 / No Comments

Imagine losing your partner and close friends all in one year, while suffering the consequences of being HIV positive and feeling incapable of returning to your work, about which you are passionate and successful. This is the position Douglas Wright found himself in last year, after the death of his partner, Malcolm, and several of [...]

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‘Night Embrace’ A Dark-Hunter Novel

‘Night Embrace’ A Dark-Hunter Novel

by / 24/04/06 / No Comments

The cover says ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sex and the City’. There is some definite Buffy-style action, but don’t expect any cosmopolitans or designer shoes. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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