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The Penny Fiddle. Poems for Children

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1960

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Brasch PR6013 R35 P4

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London: Cassell

Abstract

Twenty-five pages in Brasch’s The Universal Dance, a posthumous publication (1981) of selected prose writings, are dedicated to the English poet Robert Graves. Brasch admired Graves’s polished verse and felt he was ‘among the finest English poets of our time, one of the few who is likely to be remembered as a poet.’ Through Brasch’s instigation, books by Graves were systematically purchased and today, Special Collections houses the largest collection of poetry and prose by Graves in New Zealand. This delightful ‘poems for children’ is colourfully illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, the British artist. It is from Brasch’s own collection.

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Robert Graves, “The Penny Fiddle. Poems for Children,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed August 11, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11194.

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