Eleanor Catton – “A Statement.” And, the Rise of Neo-Fascism in New Zealand

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton recently made some well considered criticism of the New Zealand government (read Eleanor Catton’s Illuminating Take on New Zealand, and It’s Culture of Anti-Intellectualism) Prime Minister John Key was very quick to rebut Catton’s remarks, even though they weren’t aimed at him specifically. That he chose to criticize Catton, while subtly promoting…

Eleanor Catton’s Illuminating Take on New Zealand, and It’s Culture of Anti-Intellectualism

Eleanor Catton is a New Zealand author, she won the Man Booker 2013 award for The Luminaires. The book was described as an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of…