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R.A.K. Mason's Universality
(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 ...
R.A.K. Mason: The Poet as a Pacific Christ
(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 ...
The Religious Experience in R.A.K. Mason's Poetry
(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 ...
Violence in the stories of Frank Sargeson
(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 ...
What happens in Sargeson's "That Summer"? A study of romantic 'mateship'
(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 ...
Lack of Potency
(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 ...
"The Hole..." as Romantic. No. 1 of "Three readings of Sargeson's 'The Hole That Jack Dug'"
(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 and the Passing of Time
(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]
(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.
"Disputed Ground" in the Poetry of Charles Brasch
(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' ...