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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 ...
Lack of Potency
(Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University, 1984)
The author discusses a collection of New Zealand short stories, and concludes his discussion by saying "that the quality of literature depends, not on time or place, but on the calibre of the author's ability to grasp ...
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 ...
Denis Glover and the Craft of Poetry
(Pacific Quarterly, Flinders University, 1980)
The author investigates the evidence in Glover's central volume of poems, Enter Without Knocking, and concludes that the poetic level in them is extraordinarily mixed. In the best poems, there is excellent song-like prosody, ...
"The Hole..." as Romantic. No. 1 of "Three readings of Sargeson's 'The Hole That Jack Dug'"
(The South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 1986)
The author suggests that one reason for accepting Frank Sargeson's stories as realistic is that there have been no close analyses of any of them. In discussing "The hole that Jack dug" the author aims to show that such a ...