Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The voice of old New Zealand.

the last year or so, I've been reading more and more on the history of my country. I think I'm beginning to pick up Dad's reading habits, histories and biographies. I think it probably started with Richard Stowers Forest Rangers. Belich's The New Zealand War and King's History of New Zealand. I've even been lucky enough to pick up a couple of Hone Tuwhare books.

Every so often though, one comes across a name hasn't heard before and has to add him to the list. I already have Frank Sargeson and Janet Frame on my list, though I'm not sure which ones. I think I want to read one or two of their works, just because they are notable New Zealanders and thus I feel that I really should have, at least, a passing familiarity with their work.

Now, add to my list, A.R.D Fairburn. Getting his works in hard copy appears to be a little beyond my means at the moment, so I'll have to settle for an online version. Which one hopes will be sufficient.


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