Te Kaihau: The Windeater

Te Kaihau The Windeater Stories deal with dreams a woman who accidently injures her son sheep herders whales violence and family life

  • Title: Te Kaihau: The Windeater
  • Author: Keri Hulme
  • ISBN: 9780807611685
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Te Kaihau: The Windeater

    Stories deal with dreams, a woman who accidently injures her son, sheep herders, whales, violence, and family life.

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    1. Aubrey

      4.5/5I've run into my fair share of those who profess an interest, bordering on a devotion to in some, experimental writing. It's hard to take any of them seriously when I'm the only one of my circle to have added, read, and reviewed, in that order, this work. In the interest of thoroughness, the reviewers that usually head the lists of the standard definition of experimental (a paradox if there ever was one, but that hasn't stopped the worshipers of the demographically conforming), so unless s [...]

    2. Juliet Wilson

      This is a collection of experimental short stories from the New Zealand author of The Bone People. The stories are full of Hulme's sense of the beauty of New Zealand, along with her awareness of human alienation from the environment. From the environmental point of view, the story that most stood out for me was:One Whale Singing - a pregnant woman in a boat, a pregnant whale in the water. The woman argues with her pompous partner about whether humans are really superior to other creatures. She f [...]

    3. Kathleen Dixon

      She's an excellent writer but I felt I needed to understand the types of people and the situations she was writing about, and I didn't (in many cases). So in a lot of these stories I felt at a loss.

    4. Lissa Notreallywolf

      I'm a well trained reader, but these stories were a struggle for me, which I mostly did not win. I wanted to love them, because I had so loved The Bone People. Instead I found myself too often perplexed by whose voice I was hearing, sort of like eavesdropping on a windy beach where the words were snatched away by the wind. Another thing which perplexed me was the focus on amputation in many of the stories, which I will not enumerate the titles thereof because it would mean rereading them, or eve [...]

    5. Matthew Zhang

      A short collection of stories that often read more like poetry than prose. Which could be good or bad, depending on your taste. For me, while I enjoyed the rhythmic fluidity of Hulme's language (I love the way she meshes words together, like 'blueblack' and 'seanoise') in the context of her novels, I felt that in these stories, it left most of the narrative struggling to stay coherent. I could see glimpses of the themes of family and Maori tradition that appeared before in The Bone People, but w [...]

    6. Orione

      I love short stories and I love story telling in general. This is - to me - the best of the best. Every story creates a magical new universe that you never want to leave, yet at the same time you kinda wish you never set foot in it. The stories stay with you too. I sometimes ask a friend or a family member: "Hey, do you remember that time when we met that girl with the tattoo that.rmind." or "This reminds me of the night when the fishoh wait." It feels like these stories have happened to me. Hig [...]

    7. Booklovinglady

      Although I read an English edition, the book has also been translated into Dutch; De windeter = Te Kaihau. For a review in Dutch, see message 67 of the Netherlands & Flanders group Spring Challenge 2014.

    8. Erik Dabel

      I really enjoy Keri Hulme's style of writing, although I do think it works better in novel form. Her style of mysterious, visceral, spiritual prose requires I bit more time to really understand what is going on. In my opinion, at least. But still, some wonderful stories in here.

    9. Sue

      after reading the bone people, with its themes of drunkeness and violence, i was disappointed to find the same themes in all of these short stories. i really like the writing style, but too much sadness.

    10. Katie

      Terribly disappointing after The Bone People. In fact, these stories accomplished the worst possible thing: they made me doubt that The Bone People was as good as I remembered it being.

    11. Josephine Ensign

      "A Drift in Dream" is my favorite in this collection of short stories. Perhaps because it is the precursor/back story of The Bone People.

    12. keith koenigsberg

      Her novel The Bone People was one of the best things I've ever read. This book of short stories is not. It is obviously intended to show me the magic of life and the interconnectedness of all things, but it falls down on over preciousness. It reads like the scribblings of a pretentious high-school girl. Skip it and read her masterpiece instead.

    13. Joslyn Allen

      Review from chronicbibliophilia.wordpress“…[A]s for us passing on our knowledge, hah! We rarely learn from the past or the present, and what we pass on for future humanity is a mere jumble of momentarily true facts, and odd snippets of surprised self-discoveries. That’s not knowledge…”In the late 1970s and 80s, Keri Hulme fought her way onto the literary stage, working as a writer in residence and publishing short stories in relative anonymity. In 1985 her first and only novel, “The [...]

    14. Michelle Boyer

      Te Kaihau is a group of short stories, prose, and poems by author Keri Hulme, who is probably best known for The Bone People. First and foremost, this is nothing like The Bone People and it would be unwise to pick this group of stories up and expect the same thing. The writing here is mostly experimental. Often times there are under-developed thoughts, sentence fragments, moments where things are unclear, and it is often impossible to fully engage with or connect to the characters. Although it i [...]

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