A Plume of Bees by Judith Dell Panny

A Plume of Bees by Judith Dell Panny

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Talented fiction writer, consummate poet, controversial critic, essayist … C.K. Stead is one of New Zealand’s most honoured writers and probably the most argued about. Judith Dell Panny has become a literary detective in her research into the origins of the Stead opus, from his early life to his influences here and abroad and their effects on his work. Controversies swirl around Stead. Why and how does he write as he does? What has shaped him, what are the patterns, repeated and intricate, that permeate his extraordinary and ongoing work? In her investigations, Panny also assesses the many effects his writing has on others. With Stead nobody sits on the fence. Panny gives us a balanced view of the positive and negative extremes on his reputation, an exciting, even essential approach to the writer who is a contender for the title of outstanding all-rounder in New Zealand literature. About the author Dr Judith Dell Panny is a respected academic and is an honorary research fellow, School of English and Media Studies, Massey University. She is author of many publications, including her well received book on Janet Frame: I have What I Gave: The Fiction of Janet Frame. She has taught New Zealand literature at tertiary institutions in New Zealand and Germany. This 2009 Cape Catley Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781877340239 SKU: 919329 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.