Curved Horizon: An Autobiography

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University of Otago Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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At a time when Brasch, Fairburn, Glover and others spoke bitterly of the lack of sup-port given to New Zealand artists, how did a single woman from Southland live and work as a writer, establishing herself as a poet and author of international regard? In "Curved Horizon" Dallas recounts her remarkable life with the insight and assurance we expect from this most accom-plished poet.

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Contents

Early Memories
11
Developing Independence
24
Growing up in the 1930s
46
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Poet and children's novelist Ruth Dallas born in Invercargill, New Zealand. She worked as an editorial assistant to Charles Brasch from 1962 to 1966. She has published eight volumes of poetry. Dallas had an interest in Asian poetry, particularly the haiku. Dallas lost an eye in an accident while still a teenager, and the brevity of the haiku allowed her to work easily without writing when her vision began to fail. In addition to her poetry, Dallas has written seven children's novels.

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