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'He received my Proposition with more Compliance than is usual among Writers...' (Gulliver's Travels, Part 3 Chap. 6)
About the Author
[Essay] Janet Frame's Songs of Innocence and Experience: 'A Note on the Russian War'
[Essay] 'they flower/ in an air of being suspended': Kendrick Smithyman's 'Flying to Palmerston'
[Essay] Buster's and Fanny's Parting in 'Along Rideout Road that Summer'
[Essay] On Being A Provincial
[Essay] Venice: A Memoir
[Essay] Cycling for Safety: A Memoir (Revised Version)
[Essay] Two New Zealand Books: 'The God Boy' and 'The Scarecrow'
[Essay] 'Predicament' in Context
[Essay] Bill Manhire's Poetry: Some Personal Responses
[Essay] 'Spinster' as a Work of Art
Dark Sneaks In: Essays on the Short Fiction of Janet Frame
Everyday Life in Paradise
Light Verse (For Grown-Ups)
[Essay] Smithyman's Shifting Landscapes
[Essay] Fairburn and Sadness
Welcome to my website on New Zealand literature. This site contains literary critical essays, fiction and light verse. Access anything you would like to view by clicking the appropriate links. All usual copyright and rules of attribution apply.
Further essays and stories will be added later.