Flight of the Phoenix: Notes on NZ Writers
James Bertram has been an important commentator on New Zealand literature for over forty years.
The pieces in this volume range from a 1940 review of John Mulgan's Man Alone to the title essay, dated 1984, which looks back to the Phoenix generation of writers and suggests parallels with more recent developments. The remaining essays and reviews cover a wide range of New Zealand's most significant writers. They will be valuable and enlightening reading for anyone with an interest in New Zealand's literature or cultural history.