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New Zealand claims as its own many writers, even those immigrants born overseas or those emigrants who have gone into exile. Exceptions include Samuel Butler, whose Erewhon, set in New Zealand and written as a result of a stay in New Zealand, nevertheless arguably belongs primarily to English literature. Karl Wolfskehl forms another possible exception: his sojourn in Auckland belongs rather to the story of German literature. Exile is a form of punishment. ... Samuel Butler Samuel Butler (December 4, 1835 - June 18, 1902) was a British writer best known for his satire Erewhon. ... Erewhon is a novel by Samuel Butler published in 1872. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, or literature composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian. ... Karl Wolfskehl (September 17, 1869 - June 30, 1948) was a Jewish-German author who wrote poetry, prose and drama in German. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... German literature comprises those literary texts originating within Germany proper and written in the German language. ...


Most New Zealand literary work appears in English, but Maori publication grows apace. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Māori (or Maori) is a language spoken by the native peoples of New Zealand and the Cook Islands. ...


Writers who have contributed to New Zealand literature include:

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Structuralism is a general approach in various academic disciplines that seeks to explore the inter-relationships between some fundamental elements, upon which higher mental, linguistic, social, cultural etc structures are built, through which then meaning is produced within a particular person, system, culture. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Post-structuralism is a body of work that followed in the wake of structuralism, and sought to understand the Western world as a network of structures, as in structuralism, but in which such structures are ordered primarily by local, shifting differences (as in deconstruction) rather than grand binary oppositions and... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... -1... Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature found mostly online, characterized by non-linearity and reader interaction. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... How to describe the literature of a nation is often debatable, and is also in natural flux throughout the nations history, so this beginners guide to Canadian literature will offer links to as many actual Canadian authors as possible so the reader can weigh what is being said... Mexican literature plays an important role in Mexican culture. ... This topic is considered to be an essential subject on Wikipedia. ... Australian literature began soon after the establishment of the country by Europeans. ... Tamil literature is literature in the Tamil language which most prominently includes the contributions of the Tamil country (or Tamizhagam) history, a large part of which constitutes the modern state of Tamil Nadu in India and some parts of Kerala, Karnataka and Andra pradesh. ... Literature in Hindi, the language spoken by the majority of people in India. ... Urdu literature has a long and colorful history that is inextricably tied to the development of that very language, Urdu, in which it is written. ... Indian writing in English (IWE) refers to the body of work by writers in India who write in the English language and whose mother tongue is usually one of the numerous languages of India. ... This article is about the Bengali language. ... Literature in Marathi. ... Literature written in Malayalam language. ... Japanese literature spans a period of almost two millennia of writing. ... Vietnamese literature is literature created by Vietnamese-speaking people. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... South Africa has a diverse literary history. ... // Western Theatre History Ancient Greek theatre Main article: Ancient Greek theatre The earliest days of western theater remain obscure, but the oldest surviving plays come from ancient Greece. ... This article covers the history of the literary genre of science fiction. ... The history of ideas is a field of research in history and in related fields dealing with the expression, preservation, and change of human ideas over time. ... Intellectual history means either: the history of intellectuals, or: the history of the people who create, discuss, write about and in other ways propagate ideas. ... Barbara Anderson (born 1926) is a New Zealand writer who has become internationally recognised despite only starting her writing career in her late fifties. ... Murray Ball (1937–) is a New Zealand cartoonist born in Feilding. ... James Keir Baxter (29 June 1926 - October 22, 1972) is recognised as one of New Zealands foremost poets. ... There are two notable people named James Belich. ... Jenny Bornholdt (born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1960) is an award-winning poet and anthologist. ... Thomas Bracken (December 21, 1843 - February 16, 1898), born at Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, was the noted late 19th century poet who wrote the New Zealand National Anthem and who was the first person to publish the phrase Gods Own Country. ... Catherine Chidgey was born in New Zealand in 1970 and grew up in the Hutt Valley. ... [[Joy Cowley]] (born in Levin, August 7, 1936) is a New Zealand author of novels, short stories, and childrens fiction. ... Barry Crump (1935 - 1996) was a New Zealand author of semi-autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man. ... Kate Duignan Katherine (Kate) Duignan (see Clan O Duibhgeannain) is a New Zealand novelist. ... Janet Paterson Frame (August 28, 1924 - January 29, 2004) was a New Zealand writer. ... Maurice Gee, born August 22, 1931 in Whakatane, New Zealand, is one of New Zealands most distinguished novelists. ... Patricia Grace (born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1937) is a notable Māori writer of novels, short stories, and childrens books. ... Keri Hulme is a New Zealand writer, best known for her debut (and to this point, only) novel, The bone people. ... Robin Hyde is one of New Zealands major poets. ... Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler (born 1944), generally known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author, and is often regarded as the most prominent Maori writer alive today. ... Dr Michael King OBE (15 December 1945 - 30 March 2004) was a widely respected Pakeha New Zealand historian, author and biographer. ... John Alfred Alexander Lee (31 October 1891 - 13 June 1982) was a New Zealand politician and writer. ... Greg McGee is a New Zealand writer. ... Margaret Mahy (born 21 March 1936) is a well-known New Zealand author of childrens and young adult books. ... Bill Manhire (born in Invercargill in 1946) is an award-winning New Zealand poet and short story writer. ... Frederick Edward Maning (July 5, 1812 - July 25, 1883) was a notable early settler in New Zealand, a writer and judge of the Native Land Court. ... Katherine Mansfield served as the pen-name for Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp (October 14, 1888–January 9, 1923). ... Ngaio Marsh DBE (b. ... Owen Marshall (Owen Marshall Jones) (born 1941) is a New Zealand short story writer and novelist. ... William Pember Reeves (10th February 1857 - 16th May 1932) was a New Zealand statesman, historian and poet, who promoted social reform. ... Frank Sargeson (21 March 1903 - 1 March 1982) was born Norris Frank Davey in Hamilton, New Zealand. ... Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt (4 June 1932—10 October 2004) was a New Zealand writer. ... Christian Karlson Stead (October 17, New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism. ... Jacqueline Celia Sturm is a New Zealand poet and writer of short stories. ... Philip Temple (born in Yorkshire in 1939) is a New Zealand author of novels, childrens stories, and non-fiction. ... Hone Tuwhare (born in Kaikohe, Northland in 1922) is a noted New Zealand poet of Maori ancestry. ... Sir Julius Vogel (February 24, 1835 - March 12, 1899) was New Zealands first Jewish prime minister. ... Cherry Wilder (September 3, 1930 _ March 14, 2002) was the pseudonym of science fiction and fantasy writer Cherry Barbara Grimm. ...

External References

  • New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre
  • New Zealand Book Council
  • LeafSalon

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