Barry Crump’s first novel, A good keen man (1960), was a publishing sensation and was reprinted many times. A fictionalised account of Crump’s experiences during his deer-culling days, it advanced a stereotype of masculinity – the rough, wild, practical joker – that struck a chord with the reading public. Listen to Crump talk about the book.
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Reference: Barry Crump, A good keen man. Wellington: Reed, 1960.
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