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Picking up the traces : the making of a New Zealand literary culture, 1932-1945 / Lawrence Jones.

By: Jones, Lawrence.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 2003Description: 520 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0864734557 (pbk.) :.Other title: Making of a New Zealand literary culture, 1932-1945.Subject(s): New Zealand literature -- 20th century -- History and criticismDDC classification: NZ820.9002
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The story of the generation of New Zealand writers who came of age in the 1930s and who deliberately and decisively changed the course of literature is told in this book, shedding important new light on the key participants, including Allen Curnow, Denis Glover, and Robin Hyde. The movement is traced through small circulation magazines and small press publications from 1932 to 1941. The repudiations and loyalties by which the movement defined itself are explored, including its opposition to the literary establishment and to late Georgian verse, its naming of its precursors and allies from the 1920s, and its choice of overseas models such as the British Moderns and the new American short-story writers for the creation of a new literature. oppose the cultural myths supported by the literary establishment and the writers' responses to the world-wide social upheavals of the period -- the Depression, the international crises of 1935 to 1939, and World War II.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-492) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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