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Kin of place : essays on 20 New Zealand writers / by C.K. Stead.

By: Stead, C. K. (Christian Karlson), 1932-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2002Description: 386 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869402723 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): New Zealand literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Poets, New Zealand | New Zealand literature -- History and criticism | Authors, New Zealand | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- EssaysGenre/Form: New Zealand essays -- 20th century.DDC classification: NZ820.9002
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The author addresses most of the leading New Zealand literary figures of the last decades of the last century including Allen Curnow, Lauris Edmond, Kendrick Smithyman, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame (two essays), Ian Wedde, Maurice Gee, and the talented younger writer Elizabeth Knox. The book represents a collection of perceptive, readable, opinionated comment on a wide range of local writers and writing over a long period and shows in an interesting way the evolution of Stead's critical position.

Some essays previously published.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-381) and index.

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