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Some Other Country
The country to be found in these pages is not the place depicted in glossy picture books or economic profiles. But it is a real place, composed of that blend of accuracy and vision which only the imagination, committed to language and experience, can supply. It is the New Zealand of Janet Frame and Katherine Mansfield, of Dan Davin and Frank Sargeson, of Witi Ihimaera and ...more
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Bridget Williams Books
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I found this book at a library booksale, it caught my eye because I lived in New Zealand for a couple of years. This is one of those anthologies that feels more like a survey as it starts around the beginning of the 20th century all the way to the present with all the major New Zealand authors. All of the stories are set in New Zealand but only a few of them truly jumped out for me. This is a good book to dip into especially if you know New Zealand as its fascinating to see the perceptions of pl ...more