This article traces the life and career of New Zealand novelist Redmond Frankton 'Bim' Wallis (1933-2006) from 1960-1964, the years immediately after he left New Zealand for Europe. In particular it focusses on his relationship with, and participation in, the expatriate colony of artists and writers on the Greek Island of Hydra, including Australian writers George Johnston and Charmian Clift, and Canadian poet, novelist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Drawing upon archival material (diaries, correspondence, literary notebooks and unpublished manuscripts) deposited with the National Library of New Zealand (Alexander Turnbull Library) the paper also traces the process by which Wallis wrote and published his first novel, Point of Origin, during periods spent on Hydra and in London.
Genoni, Paul W. and Dalziell, Tanya
"New Zealand's First Man of Letters?: Rediscovering Redmond Frankton "Bim" Wallis,"
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