A Kiwi in Kerala / Noel Ginn.
By: Ginn, Noel.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Steele Roberts, c2008Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877448379 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Ginn, Noel -- Travel -- India -- Kerala | Ginn, Noel -- Homes and haunts -- India -- Kerala | Poets, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Kerala (India) -- Description and travel | Kerala (India) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 915.48304052
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
After a colourful and productive career in New Zealand and Australia, Noel Ginn lived out much of his retirement in a village in Kerala, the lush southern state of India. Remembered as a conscientious objector jailed in World War II, Noel Ginn published profound poems in his Dweller on the Threshold. Interest in his experiences and perceptions grew with Paul Millar's Spark to a Waiting Fuse, about Ginn's influential correspondence with the young poetic prodigy James K Baxter. Noel Ginn's Kerala journals are fragrant with the spice of daily life in India and rich with his reflections - sometimes passionate, often subtle - on life's transitions. Observing within and between the cultures of India and Aotearoa New Zealand, Noel Ginn writes with an acute eye, aroha and gentle humour.
Includes a selection of "late poems" at back of book : The passing of Annabel, Mr Six o'clock, note in November, Rhododendron Fragrantissimum compared to the Sermon on the Mount, The fishermen - Travancore, The risk, The flying fox, To go boating, return to Neeleswaram, Action in Te Horo, Deed in the night, The rose.
New Zealand poet Noel Ginn lived out much of his retirement in a village in Kerala, the lush southern state of India. His journals are fragrant with the spice of daily life in India, and rich with his reflections on life's transitions. -book cover.
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