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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 8. June 13, 1957

A Fairburn Bibliography

A Fairburn Bibliography

He Shall Not Rise: poems. London, Columbia Press. 1930.

Dominioes and other poems: Christchurch. The Caxton Press. 1938

The Sky is a Limpet (a pollytickle [unclear: parrotty]) also four (4) stories or moral feebles. Auckland, Phillips Press. 1939 This [unclear: phamphlet] is already a minor classic and collectors items. Printed at one of Lowry's early presses It could be described as an [unclear: apiglottal] imitation of the platitudinous [unclear: speeches] of a late politician.

Poems 1929-1941. Christchurch. The Caxton Press. 1943.

Hands of the Tom Tom. Wellington Progressive Publishing Society, 1949 (A countercuff to various pestilent bellowings of a Blimpish South Island headmaster.)

We New Zealanders; an informal [unclear: esaay]. Progressive Publishing Society. 1944 (In this essay he takes a good [unclear: hard] look at the ferret-like soul, and the pumice-grey way of lige of the New Zealander.)

How to ride a bicycle; in seventeen lovely colours. Auckland. The [unclear: Pelors] Press. 1946. (A high-spirited piece of typograhic spoofing.)

The Rakehelly Man. Christchurch. [unclear: Cavton] Press. 1946. A sort of a masterpiece.

Strange Rendezvous, poems. 1929-1941 with additions. Caxton Press. 1952

Three poems. Dominion. The Voyage and To a friend in The [unclear: Wilderness] Wellington N.Z. University Press 1952.

The last reader, Denis Glover, the only one who could be [unclear: described] having been himself one of the Fan burn Generation, ended the evening on a hilarious note with some unpublished Fairburn verse (especially "American tourist At Wakarerwarewa) and to crown all, "The Rakehelly Man"

"He lolloped through the meadows
Upon his great black horse,
A-seeking in his madness
A maiden he could force."

After that, the Chairman could no longer be entirely serious even about his earlier suggestion that New Zealand literary and cultural figures should receive public recognition more, frequently than they do—and was carried away at the thought of R.A.K Mason with an O.B.E.—B.

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