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Out of town : writing from the New Zealand countryside / edited by John Gordon.

Contributor(s): Gordon, John | Gordon, John, 1944- | Gordon, John [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch [N.Z] : Shoal Bay Press, 1999Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 090870495X (pbk.).Subject(s): Country life -- New Zealand -- Literary collections | New Zealand literature | New Zealand literature -- Collections | Country life -- New Zealand | Short stories, New Zealand | Literature -- Collections | New Zealand -- Literary collections | New Zealand -- Poetry | New Zealand -- HistoryGenre/Form: New Zealand literature.DDC classification: 820.80321734
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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.

"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.

Includes bibliographical references.

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