Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"A great good man"

Drawing of Charles Brasch by Helen Kapp
(Hocken Library)

2009 marks the centenary of the birth of New Zealand poet, editor and philanthropist Charles Brasch.

Janet Frame derived the name of her 1963 novel TOWARDS ANOTHER SUMMER from a line in a Charles Brasch poem.

Dunedin's Otago Museum currently has an exhibition dedicated to Charles Brasch as patron of the arts. The exhibition showcases the generosity of Charles Brasch and his family to the museum, and is named for Janet Frame's description of her friend as "a great good man".

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