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THE LIFE OF JAMES K. BAXTER

By Frank McKay

Published by Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1990. – this edition published 1992

Card cover, 320 pages, black and white photos, maps

Very good condition


James K. Baxter (1926-1972) one of the major English language poets of this century, was a man of contradictions. This biography presents his many faces: the gloomy adolescent, brooding on sex and death, the roaring boy, the family man, 'head between thumbs at mass', the long-haired founder of a community for the casualties of society, and all the stages in between. A brilliant talker, a deeply self-aware man who contrived a series of complex masks, a man as equally at home with the vulgar or profane as the profound or sublime, James K. Baxter was larger than life...

CONTENTS:
Preface
I Acknowledgements
I The Ancestral Face
II The Colour of Identity
111 Kings High School 1940-1943
IV The Making of a Poet
V First Book, First Love
vi A Seeding Time
vu The Young Married Man
VIII The Path to Rome
IX Baxter in Asia
X Pig Island Letters
XI City of Our Youth
XII The Junkies and the Fuzz
X11 TheTwo Jerusalems
XIV The Arms of Hine-nui-to-po
Glossary
Chronology
Select Bibliography
Notes
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