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Between the Lines: Denis Glover 1912-1980 Television – 2005 Documentary

Between the Lines: Denis Glover 1912-1980

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Denis Glover's poems are some of the most enduring in our literary tradition. "And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle" from The Magpies is probably New Zealand poetry's best known line. Glover (1912-1980) also established the first independent literary press (The Caxton Press). This documentary, directed by Bill de Friez, takes a candid look at the poet and reveals a larger than life figure ("a great drinker, a great womaniser, a great poet") connected to all the literary personalities of his day. 

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Opening Track 'The Magpies', composed and performed by The Six Volts