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Whim Wham's New Zealand : the best of Whim Wham, 1937-1988 / edited by Terry Sturm.

By: Curnow, Allen, 1911-2001.
Contributor(s): Sturm, Terry | Sturm, Terry, 1941- | Sturm, Terry, 1941-2009 | Sturm, Terry [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, 2005Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869417577 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Press (Christchurch, N.Z.) | New Zealand herald. Subject(s): Poetry -- New Zealand | Humourous poetry, New Zealand | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century | Verse satire, New ZealandGenre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century. | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: 821
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Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction 821 CUR 1 Available T00421749
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Whim Wham was the pen-name of the major New Zealand poet Allen Curnow. His highly entertaining verses, commencing in the Christchurch Press in 1937 and in the New Zealand Herald from 1951, voiced the awkward questions so many New Zealanders wanted to ask. Whim Wham became a Saturday institution and required reading for generations of New Zealanders. His astute observations and wry take on New Zealand events offer invaluable insights for readers today. He captured New Zealanders' reactions to world affairs from Franco and Hitler to Vietnam and South Africa, as well as covering the local political scene from Walter Nash to the eras of Robert Muldoon and David Lange. With humorous renderings of our rugby obsession and ruminations on the state of the nation's teeth, Professor Terry Sturm's selection of the best 200 verses offers a wonderfully unique record of over fifty years of this country's recent past.

Poems by Allen Curnow.

Includes index.

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