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The City in Literature
An anthology of stories edited by

In his introduction to this anthology, Witi Ihimaera describes Auckland, Tamaki makau rau, as the place desired by many. The variety in this absorbing collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs shows that while Auckland may not always have been desirable, it has certainly fascinated generations of very different writers, who have explored almost every part of this far-flung city. C.K. Stead and Maurice Gee, for example, go west, Tina Shaw and Diane Brown visit the city centre, Paula Morris and Peter Wells haunt the suburbs, while Robert Sullivan and Albert Wendt head south. Witi Ihimaera has skilfully constructed a literary map of the City of Sails: whether you are a tourist or a resident, an enjoyable journey is guaranteed.

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Hardback Editions

November 2003 : New Zealand Hardback

Title: Auckland: The City in Literature
Author(s): Ian Watt
ISBN: 0-908988-36-2 / 978-0-908988-36-5 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : Canada Paperback

Title: Auckland: The City in Literature
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-4596-9406-6 / 978-1-4596-9406-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Ltd
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Auckland: The city in literature (Our City Book 1)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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