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From Silence to Voice

From Silence to Voice (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Della Valle, Paola

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Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier stereotypes and inherited literary forms, creating a new body of writi...ng that has redefined the Maori in literature.Until now no single comprehensive critical work has followed this evolution. Paola Della Valle's landmark book sets that to right. From Silence to Voice portrays the early 'silence' of Maori in New Zealand literature - characterised in caricature by colonial writers, then in increasingly sympathetic portraits from the likes of Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame and Noel Hilliard - through to the new and challenging works presented by Maori writers themselves. In an academically brilliant yet easily read analysis, Della Valle also stresses important links with the literature and culture of Italy.
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ISBN 9780947506414
Published NZ 10 Apr 2017
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9780947506414
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 10 Apr 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Della Valle, Paola
Category Literary Studies: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 899.442
Weight 348g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand fiction - Maori authors - History and criticism, Maori fiction - History and criticism
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade