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Title: The Religious Experience in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry
Authors: Daalder, Joost
Keywords: English poetry
New Zealand
Contemporary
Modern literature
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Editions Rodopi
Citation: Daalder, Joost 1996. The Religious Experience in R.A.K. Mason’s Poetry. In: And the Birds Began to Sing: Religion and Literature in Post-Colonial Cultures, ed. Jamie S. Scott. Cross/Cultures, 22, 91-101.
Series/Report no.: Cross/Cultures;22
Abstract: When I first read R.A.K. Mason's poems several years ago, I was inclined to see the Christ figure in them as essentially - or at least most frequently - a reflection of the author himself, in the role of a victim of his New Zealand society circa 1920-1930. I do not resign from this view now to the extent of seeing it seriously mistaken. But I have come to see that Mason's portrayal of Christ is not as simple as I once thought, and my present awareness that there is more to it also prompts me to consider the more general question of the religious experience within Mason's poems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25576
ISBN: 90-5183-984-7
Appears in Collections:Mason, R.A.K.

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