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Assessing New Zealand literature

Assessing New Zealand literature

Essays in New Zealand literature, edited by Wystan Curnow in 1973, included his influential article 'High culture in a small province'. In this he attacked the prevalence of the middle-brow in New Zealand writing.

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Reference: Wystan Curnow ed, Essays on New Zealand literature. Auckland: Heinemann Educational Books, 1973

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Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, 'Criticism and the arts - Critical approaches, 1930s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014