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James K. Baxter Complete Prose Volume 4



Recent Trends in New Zealand Poetry. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1951. [‘This talk was given at Canterbury University College during the New Zealand Writers’ Conference 8-11 May 1951.’]

The Fire and the Anvil: Notes on Modern Poetry. Wellington: New Zealand University Press, 1960

__ 2nd edition 1957

__ 3rd edition 1960

New Zealand in Colour, Volume One. Photographs by Kenneth and Jean Bigwood. Text by James K. Baxter. Wellington: Reed, 1961. [The text of Volume Two was written by John Pascoe.]

Aspects of Poetry in New Zealand. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1967. [A talk given at Victoria University of Wellington, July 1967.]

Little Malcolm and his Struggle against the Eunics. Dunedin: [Privately printed and circulated, 1967]. [Cyclostyled review of David Halliwell’s play Little Malcolm and his Struggle against the Eunuchs produced by the Otago University Dramatic Society during 1967.] No copy found.

The Man on the Horse. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 1967

The Flowering Cross. Dunedin: New Zealand Tablet, 1969

The Sore-footed Man [and] The Temptations of Oedipus. [Auckland: Heinemann Educational Books, 1971]

Jerusalem Daybook. Wellington: Price Milburn, 1971

The Six Faces of Love. Wellington: Futuna Press, 1972

Notes on the Country I Live In. [Text by James K. Baxter and Tim Shadbolt; photographs by Ans Westra]. Wellington: Alister Taylor, 1972

A Walking-stick for an Old Man. [Wellington: C.M.W. Print, 1972]

Thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Wellington: Futuna Press, 1973


James K. Baxter as Critic; a selection from his literary criticism. Selected and introduced by Frank McKay. [Auckland]: Heinemann Educational Books, [1978]

Horse: a novel. [Edited by John Weir]. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1985

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The Essential Baxter. Selected and introduced by John Weir. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1993 [Poetry and prose]

Spark to a Waiting Fuse, James K. Baxter’s Correspondence with Noel Ginn 1942-1946. Edited and introduced by Paul Millar. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2001

Complete Prose / James K. Baxter. Edited by John Weir. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2015

Prose Items in Journals

Individual prose items published in journals are listed in A Preliminary Bibliography of Works By and Works About James K. Baxter by J.E. Weir and Barbara A. Lyon (Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 1979). This is the chief source for the published journal items included in this collection of JKB’s prose.