Author(s): Patrick Evans
The Long Forgetting is the first book-length study of New Zealand's post-colonial literary culture. Beginning with a survey of the wrenching economic, social, and cultural changes that have occurred since about 1970 - including Maori protest, the anti-tour protests of 1981, Rogernomics and Ruthanasia, the 'fiscal envelope' and the America's Cup win - it then moves back to the nineteenth century and the formation of Europeans' relationship with Maori. 270 pages First published November 2007.
PATRICK EVANS has studied and taught New Zealand literature at the University of Canterbury since 1978. His critical books include Janet Frame (1977) and The Penguin History of New Zealand Literature (1990). He has also published two novels, prize-winning essays and short fiction, and has had plays performed in New Zealand and Australia.