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Issue IX April 2014
Editorial In Dunedin the warm winds are fighting to survive, though the smell of coal is increasingly overcoming the summer’s strength. T-shirt today. Puffer jacket and pompom hat tomorrow.   As with the weather, what we write today is different to what we ...
Issue IX April 2014
Issue IX April 2014
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"Between You And Gravity": Madness as Critique in New Zealand Literature by Sarah Reese
The theme of madness
is often used in literature to comment on mainstream society and its definition
of normal. In Frank Sargeson’s short stories, madness and deviance are constructed
both as an inversion of the norm (“The Hole that Jack Dug”) and the resul...
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The Compact Disappointment by Jessica Thompson
A cactus can only be one of two things: alive or dead. I cannot tell which it is. Sitting there on my window sill like a stump of round carpet peeping1 out of the plastic brown pottle, nestled deep in it’s bed of lose dirt chips, quiet and sad. I feed it du...
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Poetry
A Refrain Half-finished books lie everywhere Hard drive printed visions commemorated and listed Unclean dishes, garbage, money and immoveables Cavalcades, green river sounds Breathing in silence The sound of one’s internal organs Makes one mad Hair on the f...
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Issue VIII March 2014
Cover image created by Milly Peng Editorial Welcome to the first issue of The Scribbler 2014. I trust everyone has had a good summer break and that you have all been making grist for your contributions to this year’s installments. To our new members, please...
Issue VIII March 2014
Issue VIII March 2014
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Individualität durch Zeit: “The political and the personal” - by Ruth Madden
In 1922 in an apostrophe by Kurt Tucholsky, the common folk of Germany were implored to reflect upon and remember WWI, in an attempt by the left-wing satirical journalist to loudly share his belief for „nie wieder Krieg“(75). In stanza four of this poem, „D...
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Watch 9:54 P.M. - by Issac Yu
It all started with a watch. Just a regular ordinary diver’s watch that had stopped working a long time ago, the little cogs and gears all frozen in time with the small hand poised at the edge of midnight. "What’s the story with the watch?" my co-workers wo...
Watch 9:54 P.M. - by Issac Yu
Watch 9:54 P.M. - by Issac Yu
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After mopping the fruit shed floor I wonder how much of life is pushing round piles of dirt for them to blow back. by Ella Borrie Burning With Tired The shadow man thinks On machines past and present Has another drink Angelic music An all-species nocturne w...
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