- Charles Brasch
Charles Brasch. The land and the people and other poems. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1939.
Orwell Brasch was born in Dunedin in 1909 into a close circle of wealthy and
cultured German-Jewish families who came to New Zealand in the later part of
the nineteenth century. Published in 1939, his first collection of poems The land and the people reflected his
divided loyalties between England and New Zealand.
Charles Brasch. Disputed ground: poems 1939-1945. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1948.
Charles Brasch’s poems of
the war years were published in his second volume Disputed ground. This
collection features the poem ‘Karitane.’
Charles Brasch. The estate and other poems. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1957.
third poetry collection The estate
reveals his desire to rediscover his home country. It features the poem
Charles Brasch. Ambulando: poems. Christchurch: Caxton Press, 1964.
later poetry represented somewhat of a shift in style, and revealed more
personal and philosophical concerns.