Country of Writing: Travel Writing and New Zealand

Lydia Wevers

Author: Lydia Wevers
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 240
Published: December 2003
Availability: Out of stock/print
Specs: 18.0cm x 15.9cm
ISBN: 9781869402716

Available in Ebook

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