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              Books by Ian Wedde

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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

              "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
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              The Little Ache
               

              The Little Ache (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              In Berlin and the north of Germany around Kiel, nineteenth-century ancestors whisper to him amid the clamour of history and the pleasures of daily life.

              ISBN 9781776564262
              Published NZ 8 Jul 2021
              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

              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
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Chinese Opera
               

              Chinese Opera (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

              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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              "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 9780864739834
              Published NZ 10 Sep 2015
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              The Reed Warbler
               

              The Reed Warbler (Paperback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              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 30 May 2021
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              You Fit the Description: The Selected Poems of Peter Olds
               

              You Fit the Description: The Selected Poems of Peter Olds (Paperback)

              By Olds, Peter; Introduction by Wedde, Ian

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              From the steam of Joe Tui's long-gone Dunedin fish-and-chip shop to a young possum clinging to a plum tree, via substance-fuelled manic narrative, Zen solitude and vivid evocations of childhood, by turns playful, anxious and outrageous, Peter Olds keeps watch with an always compa...ssionate eye and with not too much thought about literature gets it all down with unpretentious drop-dead authenticity. This new selection of poems by Peter Olds gathers a more generous sampling than his 1972-2001 selected poems (It Was a Tuesday Morning, Hazard Press, 2004) as well as work from collections published since then, and twenty-four previously uncollected poems. But perhaps most importantly it includes a number of the celebrated longer poems of the 1970s and 1980s which were left out of the Hazard selection. In print again at last here are Freeway ( will be seen to be a work which is central to the development of a genuinely New Zealand literature --Bill Dean, Critic); Lady Lust revisiting the Great Psychiatric Rock & Roll Nostalgia Story; Beethoven's guitar ( an immensely vital poem about life in a psychiatric hospital --Peter Simpson, The Press); Notes on State Highway Number One ( something of the devil-may-care exhilaration of Goodbye Pork Pie --Frank McKay, The Listener); along with After the music and After looking for Broadway. In an extensive introduction Ian Wedde fits Olds into a national and international context, then focuses on the mindfulness of the poet's vision, from his early immersion in the conditions of addiction and mental illness, to his humorous, compassionate and expanding sense of relationship, and his awareness not just of the present moment but of the consciousness that focuses the poet's attention .
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              ISBN 9780473298036
              Published NZ 20 Oct 2014
              Publisher Cold Hub Press
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              Bill Culbert: Making Light Work
               

              Bill Culbert: Making Light Work (Hardback)

              By Wedde, Ian

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              Bill Culbert is one of New Zealand's most celebrated artists. In Bill Culbert: Making Light Work, the first substantial book on Culbert, Ian Wedde explores the ideas, materials, and conditions that have formed Culbert's art over the past 50 years.

              ISBN 9781869404390
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2009
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty: paperback
                

              Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty: paperback (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Wedde, Ian

              Gives readers five poems that lope along in a rhythmic way exploring the concept of beauty and the nature of language. Here, the poet enables us to see our world freshly and alerts us to the wonders delivered to us by our senses. This book is an example of a mature and confident ...talent responding with imagination to the local and the familiar.
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              ISBN 9781869403492
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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