An Absurd Ambition

Eric H. McCormick and ed. Dennis McEldowney

Author: A biography of Eric H. McCormick
Edited by: Dennis McEldowney
Format: Ebook only
Pages: 212
Published: March 1996
Specs: 22.8cm x 15.5cm
ISBN: 9781869401566

Available in Ebook

Eric McCormick was, from about 1940 until his death in 1995, one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers and scholars. He pioneered the appreciation and study of the painter Francis Hodgkins, and he wrote several biographies. The autobiographical fragments collected here have been edited to make a coherent volume, tracing his origins in Taihape, to school and university in Wellington, to schoolteaching in Nelson, to Cambridge and through his wartime experiences and role as editor of Centennial Publications. It includes his shrewd observations of social behaviour, recorded with a dry wit.


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