Download or read book Never a Soul at Home written by Stuart Murray and published by Victoria University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The generation of writers that came to prominence in the 1930s laid down the framework for modern New Zealand literature. This book looks at the beginnings of those writers' careers, at the influences of events like the Depression and the onset of war, and at the role of cultural institutions. Ultimately, it is about the myths that surround the 1930s writers, and the myths they made.
Download or read book The Book of Iris written by Derek Challis and published by Auckland University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 842 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed, Iris Wilkinson (known as the writer Robin Hyde) led a short, tumultuous and incredibly productive life. Here her story is told for the first time in a dramatic and deeply moving narrative. Researched by both authors from 1965 to 1971, it was written in a first draft by Iris Wilkinson's friend, Gloria Rawlinson; since Rawlinson's death in 1995 it has been revised and completed by Derek Challis, Wilkinson's son. It includes appalling accounts of hidden pregnancies, harsh experience as a solo mother, dependence on drugs, intimate acquaintance with sexism and poverty, mental breakdown, and a perilous trip to China in wartime. There are deep friendships and hurtful betrayals. Always there is a dedicated and determined commitment to writing. ..."--Jacket.
Download or read book The Penguin Book of First World War Stories written by Ann-Marie Einhaus and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2007-10-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of Great War short stories by British writers, both famous and lesser-known authors, men and women, during the war and after its end. These stories are able to illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture and the many modes in which short fiction contributed to the war's literature. The selection covers different periods: the war years themselves, the famous boom years of the late 1920s to the more recent past in which the First World War has received new cultural interest.
Download or read book Ninety Years at Torrens Park written by Peter Read and published by Wakefield Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ninety Years at Torrens Park provides a comprehensive account of Scotch's journey from a boys' college of about 100 students to a coeducational institution of almost 1000. Heroic figures such as Norman Gratton, the first headmaster, to agents of radical change such as Philip Roff, the headmaster who introduced coeducation, emerge from the archives to stand beside the other headmasters, principals, teachers and students who populate the Scotch College story.
Download or read book The Celtic Wheel of the Year written by Tess Ward and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2007-07-23 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tess Ward has compiled an original and inspiring selection of prayers. They reach beyond Christian and Celtic Pagan traditions, interweaving their calendars into a single pattern of prayer for every morning and night of the year. An important, hopeful and refreshing way forward. Dr. Gordon Lynch, Dept of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University, author of The New Spirituality.
Download or read book The Poets Year written by and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-19 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1922, this anthology uses the days of the year as a framework for its structure. Indexes of authors and first lines are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in poetry and its relationship with the seasons.
Download or read book Disputed Ground written by Robin Hyde and published by Victoria University Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "... This book brings together for the first time the best of Hyde's journalism. Alongside extracts from the now out of print Journalese (1934) are previously uncollected articles and reviews from newspapers and magazines, ranging in subject matter from the Treaty of Waitangi to the Spanish Civil War, from China in the thirties to the Queen Street Riots. These detailed and vivid accounts of aspects of New Zealand society and the international situation have an urgency with makes them relevant to us all.The biographical introduction offers a fuller picture than we have had of this remarkable writer, drawing on interviews, letters and the work itself." -- Back cover.
Download or read book the poets year an anthology written by and published by CUP Archive. This book was released on 1923 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Finishing Well written by IAN KNOX and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘God’s purpose for us is to show, as we get older, that he gives us his strength and, through our experiences of him, his wisdom,’ says Ian Knox. ‘God is not finished with us. In our later years we are not only to be blessed, but to be a blessing and bring a blessing.’ As we get older, some of us grow more frenetic in our anxiety to demonstrate that the force is still with us. Others withdraw, often quite abruptly. What is God’s view of ageing? The Bible has much to say, and many stories to tell, about those who did great things, those who did ordinary things well, those who prayed, those who used their gifts, those who suffered, those who went right to the end – and those who, in later years, got it absolutely wrong. How are we going to face the prospect of ageing? Will we subside, give up? Or shall we view retirement as a gift from God, an opportunity to reach out to others? Our older years are full of possibilities, not least of which is that of helping others find Christ.
Download or read book Mutiny On The Western Front written by Greg Raffin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It wasn’t just the Germans who were on their last legs; the Australians were depleted and exhausted. In what was the largest such instance of mass ‘combat refusal’ in the AIF’s history, the men of one company in the 1st Battalion defied the order. The ‘mutiny’ spread to other companies, and when the battalion did eventually comply with the order, over 100 men were absent. The circumstances surrounding this mutiny have long been a matter of embarrassment for the AIF, and of fascination for military historians. While historians have approached the issue in purely military terms – the men as soldiers, over-extended service, rates of wounding, promotions, and so on – this book approaches these 100 plus men as human beings. Mutiny on the Western Front traces how these events played out in the context of the exhausting demands placed upon a unit that had seen practically continuous front-line action for weeks, if not months, in the war’s final, decisive stages. Author Greg Raffin considers what happens to men’s hearts and minds in the course of a prolonged conflict like the Great War. This story, which will surprise readers – is not just about a group of exhausted and war weary Australian soldiers in 1918, it is a story about humanity in war: about what men do in war, and what war does to men.
Download or read book Picking Up the Traces written by Lawrence Jones and published by Victoria University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the generation of New Zealand writers who came of age in the 1930s and who deliberately and decisively changed the course of literature is told in this book, shedding important new light on the key participants, including Allen Curnow, Denis Glover, and Robin Hyde. The movement is traced through small circulation magazines and small press publications from 1932 to 1941. The repudiations and loyalties by which the movement defined itself are explored, including its opposition to the literary establishment and to late Georgian verse, its naming of its precursors and allies from the 1920s, and its choice of overseas models such as the British Moderns and the new American short-story writers for the creation of a new literature. oppose the cultural myths supported by the literary establishment and the writers' responses to the world-wide social upheavals of the period -- the Depression, the international crises of 1935 to 1939, and World War II.
Download or read book Leaving the Highway written by Mark Williams and published by Auckland University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leaving the Highway was the first critical study of some of New Zealand's major novelists: Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera, Maurice Gee, Ian Wedde, and C. K. Stead. Here Mark Williams concentrates on their important works to explore how deeply rooted anxieties about New Zealand's bicultural situation and national identity are articulated in New Zealand fiction.
Download or read book East by South written by Charles Ferrall and published by Victoria University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when China is being seen as the next superpower, both sweatshop and powerhouse for the global economy, political courtship on the part of interested governments is accompanied by grassroots hostility. Such ambivalence is not new.
Download or read book Narratives of Nostalgia Gender and Nationalism written by Suzanne Kehde and published by Springer. This book was released on 1996-12-20 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using texts ranging from the writings of Schlegel to the speeches of the fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of D-Day, these essays explore the ways in which nostalgia brokers the relations between the master narratives of gender and the master narratives of nationalism. Although such narratives seem to present nation as an unchanging essence, these essays all deal with texts that on analysis show nationalism in an evolving response to developments, both political and cultural, that destabilize the idea of nation.
Download or read book The Short Story and the First World War written by Ann-Marie Einhaus and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-31 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering a range of topics, settings and styles, the book offers the first comprehensive study of short fiction from the First World War.
Download or read book Anzac Day written by and published by R.I.C. Publications. This book was released on 2001 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a workbook for primary school-age children educating about the traditions and history of ANZAC Day.