Look Back Harder. Critical Writings 1935 - 1984
Auckland, Auckland University Press. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 1869400100) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. pp 337. Rubbed at front corners, pale fox to foredges, small amount of marginalia. Perhaps rather better than it sounds. '.gathers for the first time most of Allen Curnow's critical writing - manifestos, essays, reviews, dialogues, prefaces, lectures, interviews, tributes, letters. Hiss criticism, for nearly half a century, has been the benchmark for other critical writing in New Zealand; so much of that has been reaction to Curnow signposts - in agreement or in (often slightly awed) disagreement. This volume allows the reader to study, side by side, Curnow's continuingly controversial introductory essays to his verse anthologies, and guage, with editor Peter Simpson's help, the extent of misreading and misrepresentation that they have suffered. Here, too, are incisive essays on most of Curnow's notable New Zealand contemporaries.'. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Good Plus - Very Good.
Book number: 1009119
NZD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.42 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1634]
Keywords: Nonfiction, New Zealand, Literary Criticism 1869400100