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The Oxford History of the Novel in EnglishVolume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950$
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Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199679775

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199679775.001.0001

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The Short Story in Aotearoa/New Zealand

The Short Story in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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(p.421) 27 The Short Story in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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The Oxford History of the Novel in English
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Dougal Mcneill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0030

This chapter discusses the history of the short story in Aotearoa/New Zealand, arguing that the genre's cultural centrality is, from 1950, displaced at the very moment its literary viability becomes assured. It considers how shifts in publishing practices and audience consumption patterns allowed all manner of literary writing, short fiction included, to flourish. The chapter examines the development of Pākehā short fiction during the periods 1950–1968 and it traces the parallel development of Maōri short fiction after 1950, and how the journal Te Ao Hou (1952–1976) promoted Maōri writing in English which has flourished since the 1970s. Finally, it shows how the New Zealand short story has fared in the 1980s and beyond.

Keywords:   short story, New Zealand, publishing, short fiction, Keri Hulme, the bone people, Pākehā fiction, Te Ao Hou, Maōri literature

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