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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 ...
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 ...