Story: Fiction

Speaking for ourselves

Speaking for ourselves (1945) is an anthology of short stories compiled and edited by Frank Sargeson and published by Caxton Press. Many of the writers included in this collection were mentored by Sargeson. The book was not commercially successful and reviews at the time were only quietly favourable, but the unmistakable presence of a distinctive New Zealand voice has assured its literary significance. 

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Lydia Wevers, 'Fiction - The New Zealand voice, 1930s and 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Lydia Wevers, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Aug 2015