To Bed at Noon: The Life and Art of Maurice Duggan

Ian Richards

This volume examines the life and work of New Zealand author Maurice Duggan. His life was turbulent and difficult as he suffered from a 'black Irish' personality, the lifelong trauma of an amputated leg, and battles with alcoholism, troubled relationships and employment. This biography looks at the complexity of his life and offers a picture of literary life in New Zealand, and especially Auckland, in the 1950s and 1960s.


Ian Richards holds a PhD in New Zealand literature from Massey University. He is an author of fiction and nonfiction and is Associate Professor of English at Osaka City University.

March 1997, 240 x 160 mm, 476 pages
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