Phone Home Berlin: Collected Non-fiction

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Victoria University Press, 2007 - Literary Collections - 262 pages
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Nigel Cox (1951-2006) was one of New Zealand's major writers. His six novels opened up a space in New Zealand literature that hadn't existed before, a space in which a recognisable New Zealand reality is illuminated by a mythic dimension drawn from twentieth-century popular culture. The essays and other writing collected in this book provide remarkable insights into these books and the life and interests behind them. Phone Home Berlin was planned by Nigel before his death at the age of 55 in 2006, and is edited by his publisher and friend Fergus Barrowman. This book brings together pieces from 20 years of Nigel Cox's writing, including unpublished work from his Berlin years, concluding with "What I would have written", the afterword he prepared before his death in 2006.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Homesickness
23
Was a Writer
43
Eva from the Tyre Factory
124
The Ball is Round
137
Sinai Holiday
155
NZ Return
174
To Fictionland and Back
187
Interview by Damien Wilkins
206
Would Have Written
258
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About the author (2007)

Nigel Cox is the author of six novels, including The Cowboy Dog, Responsibility, and Tarzan Presley.

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