Charles Brasch Journals 1945?1957 by Charles BraschCharles Brasch Journals 1945?1957 by Charles Brasch

Charles Brasch Journals 1945?1957

byCharles BraschEditorPeter Simpson

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

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This volume of Charles Brasch’s journals covers the years from late 1945 to the end of 1957, when the poet and editor was aged 36 to 48. It begins with his return to New Zealand after World War II to establish a literary quarterly to be published by the Caxton Press. The journals cover the first decade or so of his distinguished editorship of Landfall, a role that brought Brasch into contact with New Zealand’s leading artists and intelligentsia. His frank and often detailed descriptions of these people – including Frank Sargeson, A.R.D. Fairburn, Keith Sinclair, Eric McCormick, James Bertram, J.C. Beaglehole, Maria Dronke, Fred and Evelyn Page, Alistair Campbell, Bill Oliver, Toss and Edith Woollaston, Denis Glover, Allen Curnow, Leo Bensemann, Lawrence Baigent, Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K. Baxter, Janet Frame, Ruth Dallas and many others – are among the highlights of the book.

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Charles Brasch was a New Zealand poet, literary editor, and arts patron. He was the founding editor of the literary journal Landfall. Peter Simpson is a writer, editor and curator who has taught at universities in New Zealand and Canada. He was director of the Holloway Press and a head of English at the University of Auckland, retiring...

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Title:Charles Brasch Journals 1945?1957Format:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 1.7 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Otago University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927322286

ISBN - 13:9781927322284

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