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              Books by Alex Calder

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              The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand
                

              The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Calder, Alex

              The Settler's Plot is a fresh and engaging study of the relationship between literature and place in New Zealand. Drawing on an engrossing selection of documentary and literary sources, Alex Calder explores the places our writers have turned to most often - the beach, the farm, t...he bush, the suburb, and overseas.
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              ISBN 9781869404888
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman
               

              Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Aitken, Alexander; Introduction by Calder, Alex

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              "Alexander Aitken was an ordinary soldier with an extraordinary mind. The student who enlisted in 1915 was a mathematical genius who could multiply nine-digit numbers in his head. He took a violin with him to Gallipoli (where field telephone wire substituted for an E-string) and ...practiced Bach on the Western Front. Aitken also loved poetry and knew the Aeneid and Paradise Lost by heart. His powers of memory were dazzling. When a vital roll-book was lost with the dead, he was able to dictate the full name, regimental number, next of kin and address of next of kin for every member of his former platoona total of fifty-six men. Everything he saw, he could remember. Aitken began to write about his experiences in 1917 as a wounded out-patient in Dunedin Hospital. Every few years, when the war trauma caught up with him, he revisited the manuscript, which was eventually published as Gallipoli to the Somme in 1963. Aitken writes with a unique combination of restraint, subtlety, and an almost photographic vividness. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature on the strength of this single worka book recognised by its first reviewers as a literary memoir of the Great War to put alongside those by Graves, Blunden and Sassoon. Long out of print, this is by some distance the most perceptive memoir of the First World War by a New Zealand soldier. For this edition, Alex Calder has written a new introduction, annotated the text, compiled a selection of images, and added a commemorative index identifying the soldiers with whom Aitken served"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781869408817
              Published NZ 12 Apr 2018
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              The Settler's Plot
                 

              The Settler's Plot (EPUB ebook)

              By Calder, Alex

              The Settler's Plot is a fresh and engaging study of the relationship between literature and place in New Zealand. Drawing on an engrossing selection of documentary and literary sources, Alex Calder explores the places our writers have turned to most often - the beach, the farm, t...he bush, the suburb, and overseas.
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              ISBN 9781775582052
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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