Never a Soul at Home: New Zealand Literary Nationalism and the 1930s
The generation of writers that came to prominence in the 1930s laid down the framework for modern New Zealand literature. This important book looks at the beginnings of those writers' careers, at the influences of events like the Depression and the onset of war, and at the role of cultural institutions. Ultimately, it is about the myths that surround the 1930s writers, and the myths they made.
Well written and accessible, and making excellent use of unpublished letters, journals and manuscripts, this is a major contribution to our literary history.