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R.A.K. Mason: The Poet as a Pacific Christ
(Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University, 1981)
The vast majority of Mason's poems derive their individual character not only from his use of language, but also, and above all, from his perceiving of himself as a Christ in New Zealand, ignored and victimised by a society ...
Irony in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry
(Taylor & Francis, 1982)
Previously, the author has presented R.A.K. Mason as essentially a sensitive modern romantic at odds with the New Zealand where he spent his life from 1905-1971, and with, in a larger sense, not only man but also the ...
R.A.K. Mason's Universality
(Rinsen Books, Kyoto, 1998)
Mason is writing about the plight of man, trapped in a hostile place, i.e. our planet, which, in the space of the universe as a whole, is 'fixed at the friendless outer edge'. Even if perhaps a poet in an isolated country ...