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New Zealand claims as its own many writers, even those immigrants born overseas, like South African-born Robin Hyde, or those emigrants who went into exile but wrote about New Zealand, like Dan Davin and Katherine Mansfield.

Exceptions include Samuel Butler, whose Erewhon, set in New Zealand and written as a result of a stay in New Zealand, nevertheless arguably belongs primarily to English literature. Karl Wolfskehl forms another possible exception: his sojourn in Auckland belongs rather to the story of German literature.

Most New Zealand literary work appear in English, but Māori publications grow apace.



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