During the 1950s, intellectuals had a rather more critical view of their fellow New Zealanders, presenting them as puritanical, hypocritical and – as in Janet Frame’s powerful 1957 novel Owls do cry – repressive of creativity.
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Reference: Janet Frame, Owls do cry. Christchurch: Pegasus, 1957.
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