Mapping the Godzone
A Primer on New Zealand Literature and CultureeBook - 1998
Mapping the Godzone takes up the work of internationally celebrated writers such as Witi Ihimaera, Fiona Kidman, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, Maurice Shadbolt, Albert Wendt, Alan Duff, Keri Hulme, Patricia Grace, Ian Wedde, and Janet Frame. It also looks at the emerging New Zealand film industry and the handful of directors (among them Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Vincent Ward, and Geoff Murphy) who have created a vital cinema renaissance since the 1970s. Connections between the newly confident literary culture of recent years and the international success of New Zealand films are examined.
Stimulating and highly original in its approach, Mapping the Godzone is an eloquent reflection on a remote island nation.