Albert Wendt and Pacific Literature: Circling the Void

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Manchester University Press, Nov 8, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 296 pages
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Albert Wendt is the leading writer and exponent of Pacific literature. His work is consistently different in style, politically challenging, and ranges across essays, plays, poems, stories and novels, two of which have been filmed. This book is the first full-length study of his work. There is an introduction to Pacific literature as a whole and Wendt's Samoan background. Chapters offer readings of all Wendt's major texts in chronological sequence, relating them to his essays, to literary movements of the time and to key motifs from Polynesian culture. There is an extensive bibliography of works by and about Wendt.
 

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Albert Wendt is a prolific writer and a scholar from Samoa and having settled in NZland. This is a helpful study on his some of the works: Sons for the Return Home, Flying -Fox in a Freedom Treee ... Read full review

Contents

Sons for the Return Home
39
FlyingFox in a Freedom Tree
58
Inside Us the Dead
81
Pouliuli
105
Leaves of the Banyan Tree
123
Shaman of Visions
149
The Birth and Death of the Miracle Man
161
Ola
179
Black Rainbow
205
a bibliography
255
Index
291
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Paul Sharrad is Associate Professor in English Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

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