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This is an auction for TO BED AT NOON: THE LIFE AND ART OF MAURICE DUGGAN by Ian Richards.

"TO BED AT NOON examines the life and work of New Zealand author Maurice Duggan. His life was turbulent and difficult as he suffered from a "black Irish" personality, the lifelong trauma of an amputated leg, and battles with alcoholism, relationships and employment. This biography looks at the complexity of his life and offers a picture of literary life in New Zealand, and especially Auckland, in the 1950s and 1960s."

"Maurice Duggan has long been considered one of the masters of New Zealand fiction. Stories like 'Along Rideout Road That Summer', beautifully crafted and riding confidently against the realist trend, are among the classics of our literature. His life was turbulent and difficult; a 'black Irish' personality, the lifelong trauma of an amputated leg, and battles with alcoholism, relationships and employment make him a fascinating subject for biography.To Bed at Noon brilliantly conveys the complexity of Duggan's life, showing a man of great talents driven equally to creation and destruction, to joy and to anger. Ian Richards organises his extensive and finely researched material into an engrossing and moving narrative. He also gives a rich picture of the literary life of New Zealand, and especially Auckland, in the 1950s and 1960s - characters remembered and incidents recalled with style, colour and passion."

Auckland University Press hardback 1997.

463 pages + photographs.

Near new condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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