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Floating worlds : essays on contemporary New Zealand fiction / edited by Anna Jackson and Jane Stafford.

Contributor(s): Jackson, Anna, 1967- | Stafford, Jane, 1951-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2009Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864736017 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): New Zealand fiction -- History and criticism | New Zealand fiction -- History and criticismGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- History and criticism.DDC classification: NZ823
Contents:
Contents : Wright, Nicholas Tenderness and postmodernism : Damien Wilkins' The Miserables -- Moffat, Kirstine The unifying power of imagery in Catherine Chidgey's In a fishbone church -- Stafford, Jane Antipodean theologies : Elizabeth Knox's The vintners luck -- Clayton, Hamish Williams, Mark Smoke at anchor : Dylan Horrocks "Hicksville" -- Wevers, Lydia Poor Mr Yate : history, sex and the closet in Annamarie Jagose's Slow Water -- Mercer, Erin Urban spaces, hybrid faces : rethinking identity in Paula Morris' Hibiscus coast -- Lawn, Jennifer What the Dickens : storytelling and intertextuality in Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip.
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Containing stimulating and insightful essays on eight of the country's best novels, this collection of critical essays examines how New Zealand fiction has redefined traditional means of storytelling, inviting readers into a new malleable world where identities are negotiable, liberated from time and place. Explaining the most pressing themes of New Zealand's modern fiction, this volume illuminates the distinctive ways in which contemporary novels approach the relationship between the real and the imaginary with edgy authenticities that operatenbsp;between the familiar and the foreign, the copy and the original, the fake and the genuine, the intention and the act.

Includes bibliographical references.

Contents : Wright, Nicholas Tenderness and postmodernism : Damien Wilkins' The Miserables -- Moffat, Kirstine The unifying power of imagery in Catherine Chidgey's In a fishbone church -- Stafford, Jane Antipodean theologies : Elizabeth Knox's The vintners luck -- Clayton, Hamish Williams, Mark Smoke at anchor : Dylan Horrocks "Hicksville" -- Wevers, Lydia Poor Mr Yate : history, sex and the closet in Annamarie Jagose's Slow Water -- Mercer, Erin Urban spaces, hybrid faces : rethinking identity in Paula Morris' Hibiscus coast -- Lawn, Jennifer What the Dickens : storytelling and intertextuality in Lloyd Jones' Mr Pip.

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