Nurse to the Imagination: 50 Years of the Robert Burns Fellowship
Otago University Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 251 pages
This book illustrates the contribution made to New Zealand letters by its oldest and most prestigious literary fellowship - the Burns Fellowship. The anthology, by turns playful and serious, celebrates the Fellowship's golden jubilee. Beginning with novelist Ian Cross in 1959 and ending with the 2008 Burns Fellow, poet Sue Wootton, Nurse to the Imagination showcases the output of leading New Zealand literary figures, such as James K. Baxter, Michael King, and Janet Frame, alongside newer voices, with pieces written at the time of the Fellow's tenure. The book exhibits many interesting trends, of which the shift from male-dominated literature up to 1980, to the rich representation of women writers since then, is just one. With photographic illustrations, Nurse to the Imagination offers a glimpse of five decades worth of New Zealand writers and their imaginative works.
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