Introduction: 200 – 88 = 112
This essay is in relation to three chosen New Zealand authors. From their personal background, their styles of writing, and in relation to the background of their writing. I aim to show this; with the examples of three very well-known authors: Alan Duff, Barry Crump, and Maurice Gee. These authors are from totally different backgrounds, and heritage – but their stories all contain contents that have a deeper understanding. It is an understanding that; depending on how you are raised to the style of writing that you will develop.
Argument: 1,000 – 395 = 605
‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?’ After going to see such a moving movie – I went and purchased the book. Money very well spent.
Alan Duff, is an author; who similar to Barry Crump – wrote about things that he had done. He; unlike Crump though, has an ancestral background of writing. His Grandfather Oliver Duff (1883–1967) was a writer and foundation editor of the New Zealand Listener, and Duff inherited his grandfather's love of literature. His style of writing is that of a person who writes about life experiences.
‘A Good Keen Man’. My favourite story written by this man describes him and the way that he lived his life. He was a countryman at heart and enjoyed many years of being a ‘Deer Culler’. His stories, are written in his own personal words - to the way of telling life as it is. He capitalized on the appeal of his good-natured itinerant self-sufficient characters and idiomatic "blokey" writing style. Barry Crump was also well known for appearing in a series of acclaimed New Zealand television advertisements for Toyota’s four-wheel drive cars, which relied on his image as a stalwart bushman".
His song, "Side By Side", featuring his "sidekick" Scotty (broadcaster Lloyd Scott), was used as the theme song for Team New Zealand in the America's Cup. He was awarded an M.B.E for services to literature in 1994.