Curved Horizon: An Autobiography
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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Growing up in the 1930s
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asked attended Avenal Basil bought bush called Caxton Press Charles Brasch Charles's Christchurch cottage countryside cousin dark death Dee Street Denis Glover desk door Dunedin earlier early editor father feeling felt flower friends garden Grandmother grew harbour heard herd hills hospital interest Invercargill Jack Baxter Janet Joan Johana knew Landfall office landscape later Leo Bensemann letter lines literary lived Longbush looking loved M. H. Holcroft manuscript Methuen milk morning mother moved night overseas parents passed petrol station poems poetry published remember river Robin Dudding Ruth Ruth Dallas sent singing sister snow sometimes Song Southland stay Stewart Island story thought told trees Turning Wheel University of Otago W. B. Yeats W. H. Oliver Waihopai River walked wanted Wellington writing wrote young Zealand