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The Oxford book of New Zealand writing since 1945

Author: MacDonald P Jackson; Vincent O'Sullivan
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Oxford University Press, 1983.
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Oxford book of New Zealand writing since 1945.
Auckland, New Zealand ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)612933953
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: MacDonald P Jackson; Vincent O'Sullivan
ISBN: 0195580974 9780195580976
OCLC Number: 9832361
Notes: Cover title: The Oxford anthology of New Zealand writing since 1945.
Spine title: New Zealand writing since 1945.
Includes index.
Description: xxxvi, 679 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Poetry. I have made friends with time ; The return ; Children among the tombstones / J.R. Hervey --
Shades of Maro of Toulouse ; Contrast ; Augury / Eileen Duggan --
For an amulet ; The estuary ; Tom's a-cold ; Song at summer's end ; Down on my luck ; To a friend in the wilderness / A.R.D. Fairburn --
The ruins ; Autumn, Thurlby domain ; Self to self ; Ambulando ; Mountain lily ; from In your presence ; Cry mercy ; Man missing ; Ergo sum ; Shoriken ; Winter anemones / Charles Brasch --
Mushrooms ; The unreturning native ; Rebel and recluse ; A memory of Goose Bay ; Glenmark / Basil Dowling --
O matre pulchra--
; The disinherited ; Christoph ; Environs of Vanholt I ; The prisoner ; Vineta ; Animae superstiti ; Scott-Moncrieff's Beowulf ; From a book of hours ; 1894 in London ; At dawn ; God save the stock ; Promised land ; Escape ; Remark / Charles Spear --
At dead low water ; from Tomb of an ancestor. In memoriam, R.L.M.G. ; Old hand of the sea ; Eden gate ; To forget self and all ; Elegy on my father ; The eye is more or less satisfied with seeing ; Keep in a cool place ; Spectacular blossom ; He cracked a word ; A small room with large windows ; from Trees, effigies, moving objects. Lone Kauri Road ; Two pedestrians with one thought ; Magnificat / Allen Curnow ; from An incorrigible music. Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? ; A balanced bait in handy pellet form / Allen Curnow ; from You will know when you get there. A reliable service ; A touch of the hand ; You will know when you get there / Allen Curnow --
Sings Harry ; from Arawata Bill. The crystallised waves ; For myself and a particular woman ; Theocritus viii, 53 / Denis Glover --
Elegy ; I think of those / Paul Henderson --
Mercury Bay eclogue ; Distilled water ; Scientist's song ; from Pastiches. Mr. Eliot goes to Canterbury ; Mars ascending ; On the exercise of freewill in the lifting of an arm ; Girl, boy, flower, bicycle ; Cinema ; The drunkard and the crane ; Elegy in a city railyard / M.K. Joseph --
The hare in the snow ; From Ur to Erewhon ; Then --
and again / Gloria Rawlinson --
The wife speaks ; Sestina ; Put off constricting day / Mary Stanley --
Milking before dawn ; The boy ; from Letter to a Chinese poet. Beating the drum ; Evening ; Viewing the cherry blossom ; Envoy ; Shadow show ; In central Otago ; A warm evening ; An old woman thinks of death ; Reverie ; from Jackinabox / Ruth Dallas --
The gap ; Kings of kings ; Cloud burst ; The displacement ; Barbarossa ; Mokau Estuary, 5 a.m., November 1943 ; Upon Westminster Bridge ; Bondage ; The arena ; White goddess ; Words of love ; The staying of the Magi ; An 18th century painting of wildfowl / Hubert Witheford --
Memorial to a missionary ; The parakeet ; The grin / Keith Sinclair. Poetry. Anzac ceremony ; from Considerations. 'High in the afternoon the dove' ; After ; Waikato railstop ; Alarm without excursion ; Parable of two talents ; Hint for the incomplete angler ; Flying to Palmerston ; Reminiscence ; Colville ; Idyll ; The seal in the dolphin pool ; Science fiction / Kendrick Smithyman --
Time and the child ; Burial ; Tangi ; The old place ; Not by wind ravaged ; No ordinary sun ; The girl in the park ; Old man chanting in the dark ; Drunk ; To a Maori figure cast in bronze outside the Chief Post Office, Auckland ; A fall of rain at Miti-Miti / Hone Tuwhare --
O lung flowering like a tree ; Yet another poem about a dying child ; Rain on the roof ; When the sun shines more years than fear ; Some will be for burning ; Dialogue ; Mother and daughter ; The flowering cherry / Janet Frame --
August, Ohakune ; Before a funeral ; Scar tissue ; Round Oriental Bay ; The beech tree ; After Chagall ; The names / Lauris Edmond --
Hut near desolated pines ; At a fishing settlement ; The return ; from Elegy. Now he is dead ; The laid-out body / Alistair Campbell ; Bitter harvest ; from Sanctuary of spirits. Against Te Rauparaha ; Gathering mushrooms ; Why don't you talk to me? ; The gunfighter ; Love song for Meg ; Dreams, yellow lions ; Memo to Mr. Auden, 29/8/66 / Alistair Campbell --
In Radcliffe Square, Oxford ; In the fields of my father's youth ; Solstice / W.H. Oliver --
Watching snow ; Solo for clarinet / Raymond Ward --
High country weather ; The bay ; To my father ; Elegy for an unknown soldier ; Wild bees ; The morgue ; The fallen house ; The homecoming ; Lament for Barney Flanagan ; My love late walking ; Crossing Cook Strait ; Perseus ; Election 1960 ; Ballad of Calvary Street ; At Taieri Mouth ; Tomcat ; The lion skin ; from Jerusalem sonnets. 1, 2, 18, 27 ; from Autumn testament. 7, 18, 22, 32, 42, 48 ; from Te whiore o te kuri. 7 ; from Five sestinas. Winter in Jerusalem ; The dark welcome / James K. Baxter --
Starlings and history ; For my father ; The journey of Meng Chiao / Charles (Mike) Doyle --
Birds flying ; Livery stable / Alistair Paterson --
The priests of Serrabonne / Owen Leeming --
Whether the will is free ; A natural grace ; A small registry of births and deaths ; from Quesada. 1, 4, 5, 10, 15, 17 ; from Twenty-one sonnets. 2, 9 ; from Walking westward / C.K. Stead --
The iceman ; The shadowless man ; Thin partition ; The black one ; The thermostatic man ; The sinful man ; The oracle / Gordon Challis. Poetry. Parade : liberation day ; The man in the pool ; Running a risk ; Striking a pose ; Threnody ; Caroline beside the sundial ; A signal to the past ; Auto-da-fe ; from Literary cartoons. A literary tag ; The literary exile ; A serious literary slip ; The literary man observes a window to the sky / Kevin Ireland --
The parental bedroom ; Past the tin butterflies and plaster gnomes ; Lines on leaving the last reservation ; House with cat or sun ; The building ; Kumara god ; So many cenotaphs ; The happy army ; Lament for a lost generation / Peter Bland --
Note on Propertius 1.3 ; Incident ; Wife to husband ; For a five-year-old ; A game ; from Night-piece. Before sleep ; Statues ; Afterwards ; Against coupling ; Please identify yourself ; Script ; Kilpeck ; Art illustration to Dante ; Things ; The Soho Hospital for Women / Fleur Adcock --
Medusa ; Interview with Theseus ; Madre de la Vida ; Telling the neighbours ; Resthaven ; Only natural things ; from Butcher, baldy, related matters. Butcher talks on time ; from Brother Jonathan, Brother Kafka. 8, 25, 32, 43 ; In parliament grounds ; On sunny days, a thinker / Vincent O'Sullivan --
The tall wind ; Fish and chips on the merry-go-round ; The four last songs of Richard Strauss at Takahe Creek above the Kaipara ; There was a day / K.O. Arvidson --
Return from Luluabourg ; File de joie : Congo ; A marriage ; Pioneers ; River man ; The moths / Michael Jackson --
Zig-zag up a thistle ; Surprise surprise / Rachel McAlpine --
Ponsonby/remuera/my lai ; Yellow room ; Lullaby/blazing house / David Mitchell --
Mission impossible ; Man watching his wife in a play ; Temptations of St. Antony by his housekeeper ; Visiting Juliet Street ; Fr Anselm William and Br Leander Neville--
; from Casanova's ankle. Casanova's ankle ; Casanova the technician ; Casanova's pied-à-terre ; Casanova and the shop dummy ; Casanova and the residues of indifference / Elizabeth Smither --
Before the wandering wind finally dies ; My mother spinning ; The nightman ; Thoughts of Jack Kerouac --
& other things ; E flat / Peter Olds --
The stopover ; Late winter snow ; The initiation ; Trout ; A drive on the peninsula ; Country hotel ; Coming home / Brian Turner --
A white gentian ; A valley called Moonshine ; School policy on stickmen ; I cried for this man ; Stabat mater ; Every time it rains like this ; Up Battle Hill ; My father today ; Birth of a son / Sam Hunt --
The elaboration ; A death in the family ; The old man's example ; The snow ; The proposition ; The pickpocket ; The song ; A song about the moon ; Children ; An outline / Bill Manhire --
from Earthly : Sonnets for Carlos. 2 for Rose : 9, 10 ; Pathway to the sea / Ian Wedde --
My return to Czechoslovakia ; from Poems of the end wall. House / Murray Edmond. Prose. The undertaker's story ; A final cure / Frank Sargeson --
A little gift for Harry ; Another kind of life / Roderick Finlayson --
Scusi ; An evening for a fish / James Courage --
All part of the game / A.P. Gaskell --
The quiet one ; Coming and going ; Under the bridge / Dan Davin --
She's all yours ; It was so late / John Reece Cole --
Blues for Miss Laverty ; Along Rideout Road that summer ; An appetite for flowers / Maurice Duggan --
Other gardens / David Ballantyne --
Dossy ; The reservoir ; The bath ; Winter garden ; Insulation ; Two widowers / Janet Frame --
The will to win ; The loners / O.E. Middleton --
One of the Titans / Renato Amato --
The girl from Kaeo ; Corrective training ; The tree / Noel Hilliard --
The morning talk / Yvonne du Fresne --
Black cat / Barry Mitcalfe --
The mace / Philip Mincher --
The losers / Maurice Gee --
Figures in light / Maurice Shadbolt --
A fitting tribute / C.K. Stead --
Duncan / Kathleen Crayford --
Fog / Russell Haley --
A way of love ; In it / Warren Dibble --
The silk ; Apple wine / Joy Cowley --
Palms and minarets ; The professional / Vincent O'Sullivan --
A way of talking ; Valley ; Between earth and sky / Patricia Grace --
Codling-moth / Margaret Sutherland --
Mr. Van Gogh ; The master of big jingles / Owen Marshall --
Freedom's ramparts / Michael Henderson --
Big Jim Cook and the wheel of God / Chris Else --
After the flood / Michael Morrissey --
A game of cards ; Big brother, little sister ; Yellow brick road / Witi Ihimaera --
Head over heels / Michael Gifkins --
The gringos / Ian Wedde --
Hooks and feelers / Keri Hulme --
When bawds and whores do churches build / Stevan Eldred-Grigg.
Other Titles: Oxford anthology of New Zealand writing since 1945.
New Zealand writing since 1945.
Responsibility: chosen by MacDonald P. Jackson and Vincent O'Sullivan.

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