Charles Orwell Brasch (2500 words)

  • Margaret Allan Scott (Independent Scholar - Asia-Pacific)
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An archetypal man of letters, Charles Brasch was prominent among the new poets of the middle third of the twentieth century who helped to create a New Zealand literature. In his most public persona he was the founding editor of the immensely influential literary periodical, Landfall, and, privately, was an important patron of artists and the arts.

Charles Orwell Brasch was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 27 July 1909, the first child and only son of Hyam Brasch (later known as Henry Brash), a successful Dunedin Lawyer, and Helene, née Fels, who died when Charles was four and his sister Lesley was two. Charles’s maternal grandfather, Willi Fels, who was descended from Hallensteins in Germany, came out to New …

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Scott, Margaret Allan. "Charles Orwell Brasch". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 August 2006
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