Additional Resources for A Great Day by Frank Sargeson

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Allen, Walter, The Short Story in English, Oxford University Press, 1981, pp. 331—35.

Through his analysis of Sargeson's story "A Man of Good Will," Allen describes the qualities that made Sargeson a liberator for later New Zealand writers.

Copland, R. A., "The Goodly Roof: Some Comments on the Fiction of Frank Sargeson," in Essays on New Zealand Literature, edited by Wystan Curnow, Heinemann Educational Books, 1973, pp. 43—53.

Copland discusses point of view in Sargeson, covering Sargeson's extensive use of first-person narrators, but also touching on "A Great Day" as a departure from the norm demanded by the nature of the plot. Copland shows how Sargeson conveys his philosophical and moral vision through the narrow range of sensibilities of his mostly inarticulate working-class characters.

Horsmann, E. A., "The Art of Frank Sargeson," in LandFall, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 1965, pp. 129—34.

This is a reassessment of Sargeson's early work...

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