Journal of New Zealand Literature

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, February

Critical and Generative Conversations
Review of Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies by Chadwick Allen (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012).Based in the English Department at Ohio State University, Chadwick Allen is well known internationally,...
Editorial
JNZL 32 (2014) is probably the last to appear from its current editorial home. The journal has been at the University of Waikato since 2001. In that time, we have consolidated JNZL's reputation for quality peer-reviewed scholarship, and enhanced its...
'I Chose Every Single Word'
Review of The Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, 2 vols., edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O'Sullivan (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013).Part of a publishing venture by Edinburgh University Press that will eventually include the poetry...
'It Rained Cats & Dogs and Blew Great Guns'
Review of The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature, edited by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012).'Sir, we are a nest of singing birds', Samuel Johnson quipped, praising the poets of Oxford...
Leigh Davis: A Bibliography
Books or sections of booksLeigh Davis, Willy's Gazette (Wellington: Jack Books, 1983).Leigh Davis, Willy's Gazette, 2nd edition (Auckland: Jack Books in association with A Brief Description of the Whole World, June 1999). Published as the 12th issue...
Leigh Davis: From Willy's Gazette to Nameless
This essay seeks to provide the first overview of a complex and important New Zealand writer whose work remains little known. The creative legacy of Leigh Davis (1955-2009) includes six published books, each one strikingly different and original, and...
On the Beach at Stresa, in 'The Wheatsheaf' in Soho1
Frank Sargeson and Dan Davin met in August 1948, when a friend of one, who was also an old army mate of the other, took the visiting expatriate to Esmonde Road. The two men were a touch wary of each other, Sargeson a little more so than Davin. They had...
Reconnecting with Nature: Place and Self-Construal in the Poetry of Allen Curnow
According to researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia, Wednesday 23rd May 2007 marked a 'major demographic shift'. These researchers calculated that on this date the global population, 'for the first time in human...
The Disenchanted Romanticism of James Brown1
In 1965 Kendrick Smithyman published a book on New Zealand poetics in which he noted the influence of romanticism; indeed, so obvious seemed the relationship to romanticism he labeled the observation 'pat'. 2 Beyond this, however, Smithyman noticed that...
The Odd Couple: Denis Glover, Leo Bensemann and the Caxton Press1
In the popular imagination and in most written accounts, the Caxton Press is invariably identified with the poet and printer Denis Glover, its founder. Indeed, in many accounts, such as Lawrence Jones's Picking Up the Traces (2003), to cite just one...
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