Country of Writing: Travel Writing and New Zealand
This pioneering work examines the vast literature of travel that brought New Zealand into the newsstands, libraries and smoking rooms of nineteenth-century Europe and helped place it on the literary map while connecting the new colony to the interests of empire. Wevers’s stimulating discussion also provides an oblique history of the young nation.
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. . . a highly original look at the way our society has been shaped by deciphering the countless books and articles we have read, written and made our own. – David Burton, Dominion Post