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Young Country
Young Country
Young Country is a book of poems by twenty-first-century writer Kerry Hines alongside images of colonial New Zealand life by nineteenth-century photographer William Williams. Here, wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs of settlement: landscapes, streetscapes, skyscapes; the escapades of a trio of flatmates; portraits of family and friends; burnt bush and rising buildings. Whether imagined or actual, in this 'young country; / people are an occasion', and the book features many figures: Williams and his housemates Tom and Alex; ethnographer Elsdon Best; notorious criminals and the judges who sentenced them; the mythic creature Shellycoat who accompanied the Scottish settlers; wives, prostitutes and 'hallelujah lassies'; and visiting professor Robert Wallace who cast an outsider view on this new society. The stunning photographs and poems of Young Country combine to offer a meditation on how we capture the present and re-present the past, on the parallels between building a community and authoring a text, and on the possibilities that expansive fiction offers to documented truth.

Title: Young Country
Author: HINES KERRY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/11/2014
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869408237
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Price: $35.00
Your Secret Life
Your Secret Life
Title: Your Secret Life
Author: RICKETTS HARRY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.50
RRP: $24.95
Imprint: Headworx
ISBN: 9780476101302
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Price: $25.50
Zen Haiku
Zen Haiku
'Without a brush The willow paints the wind.' In a few words, haiku goes beneath surface appearance to grasp the heart of an experience. Each word is chosen to unlock a world of memories and associations. Haiku, like Zen, is an intensely personal experience. Jonathan Clements has selected the best of three centuries of haiku, including the work of classic poets such as Basho, Buson and Chiyo-Ni and rendered into English the elusive spiritual quality of the poems. Illustrated with carefully selected images from Japanese prints and paintings.

Title: Zen Haiku
Author: CLEMENTS JONATHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Frances Lincoln
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711236516
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00