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Mason : the life of R.A.K. Mason / Rachel Barrowman.

By: Barrowman, Rachel, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2003Description: 455 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0864734638.Subject(s): Mason, R. A. K. (Ronald Allison Kells), 1905-1971 | Mason, R. A. K. (Ronald Alison Kells), 1905-1971 | Mason, R. A. K. 1905-1971 | Montana New Zealand Book Awards winners | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | MASON, Ronald Allison Kells (John) , 1905-1971DDC classification: 821 Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2004: Biography. | Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2004 Biography Winner.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The full story of the gifted but troubled R. A. K. Mason is told for the first time in this accessible biography. The puzzling reasons after his extraordinary beginning that Mason almost completely stopped writing poetry are investigated. The legendary story of how Mason dumped 200 copies of his first book, The Beggar , into Auckland harbor in disappointment, disgust, or despair because no one would buy it is explored as a symbol of a time--the 1920s and 1930s--when a true, vital, native literature struggled to be written or heard in a provincial and puritanical country. Also explored are how Mason's political beliefs prompted him to turn his creative energies to left-wing theater movements in the 1930s, the impact that family pressures had on his life, and his late-in-life diagnosis with manic depression.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-438) and index.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2004: Biography.

Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2004 Biography Winner.

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