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  • What happens in Sargeson's "That Summer"? A study of romantic 'mateship' 

    Daalder, Joost (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Singapore, 1985)
    Frank Sargeson's "That Summer" is, amongst his 'short' stories, not only by far the longest in the genre in which amongst New Zealand writers he probably reigns supreme, but also an important library work to study. The ...
  • Irony in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry 

    Daalder, Joost (Taylor & Francis, 1982)
    Previously, the author has presented R.A.K. Mason as essentially a sensitive modern romantic at odds with the New Zealand where he spent his life from 1905-1971, and with, in a larger sense, not only man but also the ...
  • Violence in the stories of Frank Sargeson 

    Daalder, Joost (Massey University, New Zealand, 1986)
    'The stories of Frank Sargeson' contains the bulk of the short fiction produced by New Zealand's foremost writer. Despite Sargeson's fame, it seems that his stories, particularly those portraying violence, are generally ...
  • "The Hole..." as Romantic. No. 1 of "Three readings of Sargeson's 'The Hole That Jack Dug'" 

    Daalder, Joost (The South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, 1986)
    The author suggests that one reason for accepting Frank Sargeson's stories as realistic is that there have been no close analyses of any of them. In discussing "The hole that Jack dug" the author aims to show that such a ...
  • R.A.K. Mason: The Poet as a Pacific Christ 

    Daalder, Joost (Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University, 1981)
    The vast majority of Mason's poems derive their individual character not only from his use of language, but also, and above all, from his perceiving of himself as a Christ in New Zealand, ignored and victimised by a society ...
  • R.A.K. Mason's Universality 

    Daalder, Joost (Rinsen Books, Kyoto, 1998)
    Mason is writing about the plight of man, trapped in a hostile place, i.e. our planet, which, in the space of the universe as a whole, is 'fixed at the friendless outer edge'. Even if perhaps a poet in an isolated country ...
  • The Religious Experience in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry 

    Daalder, Joost (Editions Rodopi, 1996)
    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 ...
  • A New Zealand Quarterly 

    Daalder, Joost (Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University, 1979)
    The author concentrates on some very general questions which he thinks should be asked about any New-Zealand-based quarterly today, and finds that the issue of Landfall under discussion is concerning itself with these ...
  • Denis Glover and the Craft of Poetry 

    Daalder, Joost (Pacific Quarterly, Flinders University, 1980)
    The author investigates the evidence in Glover's central volume of poems, Enter Without Knocking, and concludes that the poetic level in them is extraordinarily mixed. In the best poems, there is excellent song-like prosody, ...
  • Refreshing and Religious 

    Daalder, Joost (Pacific Quarterly, Flinders University, 1978)
    A review of poetry by Tim Pickford. Many of Pickford's poems seem very personal ones, and are perhaps more striking for their sincerity and enthusiasm than for their poetic qualities.
  • Lack of Potency 

    Daalder, Joost (Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University, 1984)
    The author discusses a collection of New Zealand short stories, and concludes his discussion by saying "that the quality of literature depends, not on time or place, but on the calibre of the author's ability to grasp ...
  • Ambiguity and Ambivalence in R.A.K. Mason 

    Daalder, Joost (Kunapipi, 1983)
    The author examines one of R.A.K. Mason's best known poems, Ecce Homunculus, with concern for some of the poem's ambiguities and the possibility that they reveal ambivalence, or at least a richness of meaning, rather than ...
  • Echoes of Auden. "Cities and Strangers" by Paterson. [review] 

    Daalder, Joost (Outrigger Publishers Ltd., 1977)
    Review of Alistair Paterson's book "Cities & Strangers" (Dunedin: Caveman Press, 1976).
  • R.A.K. Mason and the Passing of Time 

    Daalder, Joost (Caxton Press, 1981)
    R. A. K. Mason (1905-71) is a hauntingly impressive poet who not only shows himself acutely aware of where he is as someone who `Burnt Dian's temple down at Otahuhu' (with an imagination reaching beyond a geographical ...
  • Requiescat in Pace [short story] 

    Daalder, Joost (Outrigger Publishers Ltd, 1976)
    Published in 1976, 'Requiescat in Pace' is Professor Daalder's only work of fiction. This short story, set in New Zealand, paints a somber portrait of the final, mundane, days of the elderly protagonist's life in Dunedin.
  • Taut and Colloquial: 'Frank Sargeson' by R.A. Copland [review] 

    Daalder, Joost (Outrigger Publishers Ltd., 1977)
    Review of R.A. Copland's book, 'Frank Sargeson', (Wellington:1976).
  • Charles Brasch and the Betrayal of Romanticism 

    Daalder, Joost (Outrigger Publishers Ltd., 1978)
    An extension of the author's 1972 essay, '"Disputed Ground" in the Poetry of Charles Brasch'. In this paper, Professor Daalder explains the spiritualizing influence of Wordsworth and Shelley on Brasch's early poems.
  • "Disputed Ground" in the Poetry of Charles Brasch 

    Daalder, Joost (University of Otago Press, 1972)
    A response to Vincent O'Sullivan's article, "'Brief Permitted Morning' - Notes on the Poetry of Charles Brasch" in which Professor Daalder discusses issues of spirtuality, temporality and mortality in the 'Disputed Ground' ...