'Landfall' under Brasch: the humanizing journey

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dc.contributor.advisor Curnow, Wystan en
dc.contributor.author Geraets, John, 1954- en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-30T06:13:13Z en
dc.date.available 2007-08-30T06:13:13Z en
dc.date.issued 1982 en
dc.identifier THESIS 82-157 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--English)--University of Auckland, 1982 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1646 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This is a study of the literary periodical Landfall under the editorship of Charles Brasch, 1947-66. The importance of Landfall is that it was the first really substantial, long term literary journal to appear in New Zealand. It attracted the leading imaginative writers, literary critics, and social critics of its day, occupying through the twenty years a place at the very centre of New Zealand's literary life. In the present study I trace the development of Landfall from its origins through to Brasch's retirement. The origins are essentially European. Landfall's direct models are European journals. From the broad European perspective the focus turns to the New Zealand context: for Brasch hoped that the European tradition might be adapted there so that New Zealand would become a further working centre of that tradition. The various contents, literary and non-literary, are then discussed; and following this, in the third part of the thesis, the focus moves to the journal's contribution to New Zealand letters and culture, and what has followed on from landfall. When Dr David Anido completed his Ph.D. thesis on 'The Genesis and Development of Landfall … 'in 1972, the voluminous correspondence relating to the journal which is now held at the Hocken Library in Dunedin, was not available. In this study of Landfall I have had the opportunity to use the correspondence. As a result the study examines two levels of Landfall's operation: that on which it is a published product, and beyond this, informing our picture of Landfall as a product, the way in which each issue was brought together quarter to quarter. To provide an insight into this latter aspect I have included detailed Case Studies of three individual Landfall contributors. The broad aim of this study is to place Landfall in an historical context, as the major periodical of its time and one which came to fairly represent the literature and intellectual thought of its day. From this historical perspective it is possible to view Landfall as representing an era, an era which has now passed. Landfall is seen to have served its time and place; its limitations and its interest for us also belong to that time and place. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA9921913914002091 en
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dc.title 'Landfall' under Brasch: the humanizing journey en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en

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