Smith's Dream

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Longman Paul, Jan 1, 1971 - Guerrillas - 142 pages
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User Review  - Anney Ross - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm wondering why I'd not read it years ago. Lots of questions for book group now. Was it all a dream? Who knows? Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen Dixon - Goodreads

Smith's Dream is a novel about a possible New Zealand in which public apathy had allowed a politician to be elected who then kept order with military rule. Smith, of the title, got caught up in the ... Read full review


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C. K. Stead is a critic, editor, poet, novelist, and educator from New Zealand. He was a professor of English at Auckland University. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, novels and literary criticism. He received a New Zealand Book Award in Poetry in 1976 for Quesada and a New Zealand Book Award in Fiction for The Singing Whakapapa in 1995. He is the only person to have won the New Zealand Book Award for both poetry and fiction. He received a third place Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award in 1972 for Smith's Dream and a Montana Prize in 2009 for Collected Poems 1951-2006. He also received the Jessie Mackay award, the King's Lynn Poetry prize, the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, and the Sarah Broom prize. The National Library of New Zealand named C. K. Stead the 2015-2017 New Zealand Poet Laureate.

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