No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson

No Fretful Sleeper A Life of Bill Pearson Outlining the career of one of New Zealand s most distinguished fiction writers and sharpest critics this fascinating narrative details the life and work of Bill Pearson Beginning with his difficult

  • Title: No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson
  • Author: Paul Millar
  • ISBN: 9781869404192
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Outlining the career of one of New Zealand s most distinguished fiction writers and sharpest critics, this fascinating narrative details the life and work of Bill Pearson Beginning with his difficult childhood in a society dominated by the New Zealand working man, this gripping biography follows Pearson through his long and distinguished academic career, the penning of hiOutlining the career of one of New Zealand s most distinguished fiction writers and sharpest critics, this fascinating narrative details the life and work of Bill Pearson Beginning with his difficult childhood in a society dominated by the New Zealand working man, this gripping biography follows Pearson through his long and distinguished academic career, the penning of his one major and celebrated novel, and his momentous decision to trade a dental career for World War II combat Touching on his time in London and the native fretful sleepers, this engrossing account is emblematic of the intellectual culture, left wing politics, and growing acceptance of both homosexual identity and Maori and Pacific Island culture in 20th century New Zealand.

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    1. I have never heard of Bill Pearson but I have read his book Coal Flat many years ago. I was also a teacher on the West Coast for a decade in the 1990's and I enjoyed coal flat. Paul Millar's insightful writing on pearson really struct me, it is a fantastic read about an ordinary NZer who lived a long life. Ordinary but also very insightful, well connected and a man of principal. I have read other biographies on key NZ figures but none struct me as did this book. It is in my opinion a great read [...]

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