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Spark to a waiting fuse : James K. Baxter's correspondence with Noel Ginn, 1942-46 / edited and introduced by Paul Millar.

By: Baxter, James K.
Contributor(s): Ginn, Noel, 1915- | Millar, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Victoria University Press, Wellington [N.Z.] : 2001Description: 567 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 086473400X (pbk.).Subject(s): Baxter, James K. -- Correspondence | Ginn, Noel, 1915- -- Correspondence | Baxter, James K. -- Criticism and interpretation | Baxter, James K. (James Keir), 1926-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Correspondence | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century -- CorrespondenceDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A landmark in New Zealand literary scholarship, this book provides an extraordinary insight into the formative years of one of New Zealand's most significant poets. Included are 56 letters written by James K. Baxter to his slightly older friend, Noel Ginn, who was at the time imprisoned as a conscientious objector. In these letters, a teenage Baxter pours out his ideas and feelings on life, philosophy, and his own work. Included are the complete texts of the 255 poems written at the time and discussed in the letters. The introduction, an important work of biographical criticism in its own right, puts Baxter's ideas and interests within the context of the wider public events and intellectual and spiritual currents of his time.

Originally presented as the editor's thesis (Ph.D.)--Victoria University of Wellington, 1996.)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 548-558) and indexes.

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