Oxford University Press, 1995, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
The later works of New Zealand's controversial spiritual poet and adversarial social reformer James K Baxter are brought together here in one handsome volume. The final decades of Baxter's life, which are the focus of this anthology, were when he connected most deeply with Maori culture, as well as becoming an unapologetic critic of the shortcomings of Western society. Consequently, these many short poems are the perfect introduction to the mind, passions and talent of a wrongfully overlooked artist, who celebrated Aotearoa's staggering natural beauty as much as he advocated for those done violence by mid-20th century capitalism. 658 pages. Lightly bumped bottom outside corners. Lightly rubbed board bottom edges. Light spine push top and bottom. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper reverse. Foxing/markings to outside edges. Edge wear and creasing to edges of jacket. A few small light soil marks to jacket. Foxing/markings on inside of jacket. Shipped Weight: 1.32 kilos. ISBN: 019558337X. ISBN/EAN: 9780195583373.