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Allen Curnow on nationalism

Allen Curnow's criticism is often characterised as nationalistic, but nationalism was a term about which he felt ambivalent, certainly in relation to his own poetry. In this film about his life and poetry, Early days yet (2001), he explains.

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Point of View Productions
Reference: Early days yet: a profile of the poet Allen Curnow. Director/producer: Shirley Horrocks. Auckland: Point of View Productions, 2001

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Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, 'Criticism and the arts - The nationalism debate, 1930s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2021)

Story by Rebecca Rice and Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014