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Talking about O'Dwyer

Talking about O'Dwyer( )
Author: Stead, C. K.
Publication Date:Jun 2005
Publisher:Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
Imprint:Penguin Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $23.95
Book Description:

What really happened when Joe Panapa, a soldier in the Maori Battalion, was killed in action in the New Zealand campaign in Crete in the Second World War? And why did Joe s whanau place a makutu, a Maori curse, on Joe's Pakeha commanding officer, O'Dwyer, when he visited Joe s home marae after the war to pay his respects? Years later, Mike Newall, an New Zealand philosopher at Oxford University, uses the occasion of O'Dwyer s funeral to revisit the incident. Why did O'Dwyer kill the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / War & Military
Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 cm
Author Biography
Stead, C. K. (Author)
C. K. Stead is a critic, editor, poet, novelist, and educator from New Zealand. He was a professor of English at Auckland University. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, novels and literary criticism. He received a New Zealand Book Award in Poetry in 1976 for Quesada and a New Zealand Book Award in Fiction for The Singing Whakapapa in 1995. He is the only person to have won the New Zealand Book Award for both poetry and fiction. He received a third place Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award in 1972 for Smith's Dream and a Montana Prize in 2009 for Collected Poems 1951-2006. He also received the Jessie Mackay award, the King's Lynn Poetry prize, the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, and the Sarah Broom prize. The National Library of New Zealand named C. K. Stead the 2015-2017 New Zealand Poet Laureate.


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