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James K Baxter: Letters of a Poet

James K Baxter: Letters of a Poet
 

Frank, funny, generous, sometimes filthy, packed with poems and musings on love, the Catholic faith, and how to live well and write well, they provide remarkable new insights into his life and work.

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ISBN 9781776562039
Published 10 January 2019 by Victoria University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By John, Weir
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ISBN-13 9781776562039
ISBN-10 1776562038
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 10 January 2019
International Release Date 15 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By John, Weir
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 1648
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Poets, New Zealand - Correspondence - 20th century
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code NZ808.208
Catalogue Code 935391

Description of this Book

James K. Baxter was not a man of few words, and his private correspondence was no exception. Letters of a Poet, edited by his good friend and frequent correspondent John Weir, contains almost 900 of Baxter's letters from 1939 to 1972, covering his teenage years and entire adult life. Frank, funny, generous, sometimes filthy, packed with poems and musings on love, the Catholic faith, and how to live well and write well, they provide remarkable new insights into his life and work. Includes letters to his parents, Archibald and Millicent Baxter, the conscientious objector Noel Ginn, and many of the leading literary figures of the time, including Charles Brasch, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Fleur Adcock, Lawrence Baigent, Barry Crump, Maurice Shadbolt, W. H. Oliver, Robin Dudding and many more. Includes introduction by John Weir, biographies of correspondents, timeline and index.

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Author's Bio

John Weir was born in Nelson in 1935. After a period of training at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Greenmeadows, he was ordained a Catholic priest. He has published poetry, bibliographies and critical monographs and edited a number of collections of James K. Baxter's poetry, including his Collected Poems and Complete Prose.

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