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Author: Dan Davin
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Series: New Zealand classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Recollections by Dan Davin of seven of his friends, written soon after their deaths, is a kind of specially distilled and mellowed gossip that records and celebrates their flamboyant personalities. They were all writers: two of them were novelists, one was a scholar, and four were poets; and their worlds were distinct, though interconnecting. It is Davin who unites them: he appears in the narrative as buyer of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davin, Dan, 1913-1990.
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Auckland ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)654657808
Named Person: Dan Davin; Dan Davin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Davin
ISBN: 0195581385 9780195581386
OCLC Number: 13709902
Notes: Reprinted in this series, with new illustrations, from ed. published London : Oxford University Press, 1975.
Includes index.
Author is a New Zealander.
Description: xxii, 189 pages : portraits ; 19 cm.
Contents: Good night, Julian, everywhere : Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-1964) --
At the end of his whether : W.R. Rodgers (1909-1969) --
In a green grave : Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) --
The Chinese box : Enid Starkie (1897-1970) --
Five windows darken : Joyce Cary (1888-1957) --
A spinning man : Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) --
A dream takes wing : Itzak Manger (1901-1969).
Series Title: New Zealand classic.
Responsibility: Dan Davin.

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Dan Davin here sets down his recollections of seven writers who were all close friends: Dylan Thomas, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Louis MacNeice, Joyce Cary, W. R. Rodgers, Enid Starkie, and Itzik Manger.  Read more...

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