James K. Baxter: Letters of a Poet. Vol 1 and 2 by James K. Baxter and John Weir

James K. Baxter: Letters of a Poet. Vol 1 and 2 by James K. Baxter and John Weir

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'James K. Baxter was not a man of few words, and his private correspondence was no exception. Letters of a Poet, edited by his good friend and frequent correspondent John Weir, contains almost 900 of Baxter's letters from 1939 to 1972, covering his teenage years and entire adult life. Frank, funny, generous, sometimes filthy, packed with poems and musings on love, the Catholic faith, and how to live well and write well, they provide remarkable new insights into his life and work. The two volumes include letters to his parents, Archibald and Millicent Baxter, the conscientious objector Noel Ginn, and many of the leading literary figures of the time, including Charles Brasch, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Fleur Adcock, Lawrence Baigent, Barry Crump, Maurice Shadbolt, W.H. Oliver, Robin Dudding and many more'--Publisher information. This 2019 Victoria University Press Boxed is in mint condition. Two Volumes; Heavy - extra postage will apply. In original shrink wrap.

ISBN: 9781776562039 SKU: 1295243 This image is of the actual book.