R.A.K. Mason: The Poet as a Pacific Christ
Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English, Flinders University
The vast majority of Mason's poems derive their individual character not only from his use of language, but also, and above all, from his perceiving of himself as a Christ in New Zealand, ignored and victimised by a society consisting of Pharisees.
New Zealand Literature, Modern literature, Contemporary
Daalder, Joost 1981. R.A.K. Mason: The Poet as a Pacific Christ. In Guy Amirthanayagam and S.C. Harrex (eds.) "Only Connect: Literary Perspectives East and West", Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English & East-West Center, Adelaide and Honolulu, 311-320.