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- DescriptionAfter the Fireworks is the biography of a New Zealand journalist and velist who believed he 'never really made it' and whose fiction has been too quickly forgotten (he died in 1986). He stands with Ronald Hugh Morrieson as one of the first local velists to escape from the narrow limits of critical realism and provincial inadequacy. This is a very readable account of his life by a friend who knew him well and it is also a picture of the worlds of journalism and literary endeavour in the postwar period. It shows his brilliant early start with The Cunninghams , his friendship with Sargeson, the mystery of his interrupted career and the surprise of his sudden late flowering. This sensitive workmanlike book will help to reawaken wider interest in this important writer: his two vels The Cunninghams and Sydney Bridge Upside Down are already seen as classics and his two last vels are of considerable interest.
- Author BiographyBryan Reid is a retired New Zealand journalist now living in Australia who writes fluently and with compassion. He worked with David Ballantyne on newspapers in Auckland and Wellington and was his friend for many years.
- Author(s)Bryan Reid
- PublisherAuckland University Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2004
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationAuckland
- Country of PublicationNew Zealand
- ImprintAuckland University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight385 g
- Width155 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsA-format paperback
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