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James K. Baxter : letters of a poet / edited and with an introduction by John Weir.

By: Baxter, James K.
Contributor(s): Weir, J. E. (John Edward), 1935- [editor,, writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2019Manufacturer: ©2019Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, plates ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776562039; 1776562038; 9781776562046; 9781776562053; 1776562046; 1776562054.Subject(s): Baxter, James K. -- Correspondence | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Correspondence | Dramatists, New Zealand -- 20th century -- CorrespondenceDDC classification: NZ808.208
Contents:
Volume 1: 1939-1961 -- Volume 2: 1962-1972.
Summary: "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. The two volumes include 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"-- Publisher information.
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ames 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.

In slipcase.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Volume 1: 1939-1961 -- Volume 2: 1962-1972.

"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. The two volumes include 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"-- Publisher information.