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              Books by Ian Wedde

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              The Reed Warbler
                

              The Reed Warbler (Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                13 May 20

              Pregnant after rape, seventeen-year-old Josephina Hansen is exiled from her family home in Kiel in the north of Germany.

              ISBN 9781776563005
              Published NZ 13 May 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              The Catastrophe
                

              The Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              Christopher Hare, one of the world's top food writers, has travelled to the best restaurants in the most exotic locations, with the chic dining companion known to readers as 'The Glace'. But, in the new mood of austerity ushered in by the credit crunch, will the world still be in...terested in what he thinks of Robuchon's caramelised quail?
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              ISBN 9780864736475
              Published NZ 8 May 2011
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Lifeguard: Poems 2008-2013
               

              Lifeguard: Poems 2008-2013 (Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

              • RRP: $27.99
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              "You have to start somewhere / in these morose times' begins the title sequence of this collection, in which the dual, duelling lifeguards of east and west, sunrise and sunset, glib Narcissus and one-eyed Polyphemus, watch over a collection that explores the contradictions betwee...n life's pool-side surfaces and frightening undertows. Ian Wedde's poet laureate collection, dedicated to his grandchildren Bella and Sebo, opens with a major new series 'The Lifeguard', and finishes with a second long sequence, 'Shadow Stands Up', in which a world of Platonic memory and tidal recurrence is observed from a window-seat in Auckland's conspicuously green-branded Link bus. In poems that are a complex mix of rhapsody, fear, and humour, The Lifeguard is on the lookout for 'arms upraised / where the surf breaks against its own backwash' - Bella's and Sebo's future, full of hope and danger. Bringing together work from the past five years by one of our most outstanding contemporary poets, The Lifeguard shows Wedde at his thoughtful surprising best, building 'these lattices and / filigrees of words through which / the light slips, where the shadow / stands up, and we remember"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781869407698
              Published NZ 1 May 2013
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              The Grass Catcher: A Digression about Home
                

              The Grass Catcher: A Digression about Home (EPUB ebook)

              By Wedde, Ian

              From early childhood in post-war Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, from Jordan during the civil war of 1969-70 to family homes full of children, this dazzling book traces the many shifts in Ian Wedde's life. Haunted b...y the ghosts of his restless German and Scottish great grandparents, and of his wandering parents, Wedde is always looking over his shoulder as he writes. His companion throughout is his twin brother Dave, who shared their first home - their mother Linda's womb - and who, as the book ends, hosts a lunch where the brothers raise their glasses to the transit lounges of their lives. Affectionate, funny, sad, analytical, but above all honest, The Grass Catcher is at once a moving personal memoir and an engaging and reflective essay on the nature of memory.
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              ISBN 9781776560066
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              Language en
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2015
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Making Ends Meet: Essays & Talks 1992-2004
                 

              Making Ends Meet: Essays & Talks 1992-2004 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              Wedde worked from 1994 to 2004 as a member of the conceptual team charged with developing the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa TongarewaOs radical agenda. He came to be closely linked with the museumOs aspirations for wide popular appeal, public scholarship and contemporary relevanc...e. This book provides a "running commentary on the pressing cultural issues of that project and those years."
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              ISBN 9780864735034
              Published NZ 1 May 2005
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Georgicon
               

              Georgicon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              ISBN 9780864730206
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              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Grass Catcher
               

              Grass Catcher (Hardback)

              By Wedde, Ian

              • RRP: $39.99
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              From early childhood in post-war Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, from Jordan during the civil war of 1969-70 to family homes full of children, this dazzling book traces the many shifts in Ian Wedde's life. Haunted b...y the ghosts of his restless German and Scottish great grandparents, and of his wandering parents, Wedde is always looking over his shoulder as he writes. His companion throughout is his twin brother Dave, who shared their first home - their mother Linda's womb - and who, as the book ends, hosts a lunch where the brothers raise their glasses to the transit lounges of their lives. Affectionate, funny, sad, analytical, but above all honest, The Grass Catcher is at once a moving personal memoir and an engaging and reflective essay on the nature of memory.
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              ISBN 9780864739384
              Published NZ 9 May 2014
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Anne Noble: Ice Blink : an Antarctic Imaginary
               

              Anne Noble: Ice Blink : an Antarctic Imaginary (Hardback)

              By Noble, Anne; Edited by Porter, Gwynneth; Other primary creator Wedde, Ian

              • RRP: $69.99
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              "Anne Noble ... set her sights on Antarctica early in the 21st century, undertaking three missions there and making a world tour of Antarctic centres in parallel. She made three bodies of work, one of which, Ice Blink, forms the basis of this major volume. It sets imagery taken i...n Antarctic centres, aquaria and museums that study Antarctica with photographs of human encounters with the icy continent and the Antartic imaginary"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780986462856
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
              Publisher Clouds
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              Chinese Opera
               

              Chinese Opera (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              Chinese Opera is a dark and dazzling novel set in an all too plausible New Zealand of the near future.

              ISBN 9780864735850
              Published NZ 8 Jan 2008
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Trifecta
                

              Trifecta (EPUB ebook)

              By Wedde, Ian

              "Many years after his early death from a heart attack, Klepka's children are struggling in their different ways with the difficult legacy of their charismatic, overbearing father. Sandy, who was disliked by his father, is a cultural historian in the twilight of his career, disgra...ced, divorced and reduced to a .2 position at Auckland University. Veronica, who bored her father, is struggling with a failing art deco Napier tour company and an alcoholic husband. And Mick, Martin Klepka's favourite, a gambling, methamphetamine and sex addict, is still living alone in the Red House, his father's plagiarised masterpiece"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781776560226
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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