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The Brave New Feminist World of Joan Lindsay’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock”
An analysis of the significance of the fate of the missing women in 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' results in a discussion of feminism as portrayed in the novel. Joan Lindsay shocks us into an awareness of what women are capable ...
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 ...
The Religious Experience in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry
(Editions Rodopi, 1996)
When I first read R.A.K. Mason's poems several years ago, I was inclined to see the Christ figure in them as essentially - or at least most frequently - a reflection of the author himself, in the role of a victim of his ...
Regional or Better?
(Island Magazine, 1981)
A discussion of provincialism and liberation from provincialism raised when reviewing an anthology of short stories, 'South Pacific Stories'.
Violence in the stories of Frank Sargeson
(Massey University, New Zealand, 1986)
'The stories of Frank Sargeson' contains the bulk of the short fiction produced by New Zealand's foremost writer. Despite Sargeson's fame, it seems that his stories, particularly those portraying violence, are generally ...
Refreshing and Religious
(Pacific Quarterly, Flinders University, 1978)
A review of poetry by Tim Pickford. Many of Pickford's poems seem very personal ones, and are perhaps more striking for their sincerity and enthusiasm than for their poetic qualities.
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 ...
Ambiguity and Ambivalence in R.A.K. Mason
The author examines one of R.A.K. Mason's best known poems, Ecce Homunculus, with concern for some of the poem's ambiguities and the possibility that they reveal ambivalence, or at least a richness of meaning, rather than ...
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 ...