Whare Korero: Best of Reed Writing

By: McLean, Gavin

Price: NZ$54.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


No signatures.; 284 pages. Illustrated. Structured by decade, this anthology showcases some of the most memorable and well-loved books produced by the country's oldest publishing house, Reed Publishing. Historian Gavin McLean has poured over national archives, private collections and company documents to bring together extracts from nearly 100 publications - pamphlets, pictorials, fiction, general history, Maoritanga, poetry, sport, cookery, reference, the outdoors and more - to celebrate the diversity and phenomenal output of new New Zealand books by Reed, a tradition that continues into the twenty-first century. Barry Crump, Mona Anderson and James K. Baxter are now household names and they are joined in the anthology by other New Zealand writers for Reed such as Dennis Glover, Janet Frame, James Cowan, David McGill, Anne Salmond, Frank Sargeson, Mona Anderson, Witi Ihimaera, Bill Manhire, Allen Curnow, Fleur Adcock, Philip Holden, Peter Wells, Margaret Orbell, Bob Jones, Chris Pugsley, Paul Tapsell and many more. Each extract is contextualised with a biographical reference and most also feature the original cover jacket. Many other iconic book jackets are reproduced in black and white and colour.; 4to

Title: Whare Korero: Best of Reed Writing

Author Name: McLean, Gavin

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Reed Books: (2007)

ISBN Number: 0790011387

ISBN Number 13: 9780790011387

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 14758