Physician of Society: The Poet in the 1950s and 1960s

Riach, A. (2016) Physician of Society: The Poet in the 1950s and 1960s. In: Williams, M. (ed.) A History of New Zealand Literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 208-223. ISBN 9781107085350

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A survey of the variegated poetic landscape of the 1950s and 1960s in New Zealand, dealing with its major figures, including Allen Curnow and James K. Baxter, Charles Brasch and the literary journal Landfall, finding some of them out of time, and looking to a mode of writing both more intellectual and more anarchistic in the poets associated with the periodical Freed, and also to the journal Te Ao Hou, founded in 1952, which provided a venue for emerging Maori writers such as Hone Tuwhare, J.C. Sturm and Witi Ihimaera.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:New Zealand literature, poetry, James K. Baxter.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Riach, Professor Alan
Authors: Riach, A.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Copyright Holders:Alan Riach

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