Author(s): Joanna Woods
The Triad was founded in 1893 and ran into the late 1920s. For its first twenty-two years it was published in New Zealand, but in 1915 publication was transferred to Sydney where it was re-launched as an Australasian magazine. The magazine offered well-informed coverage of cultural activities in New Zealand, Australia and internationally in a broad mix of critical and original writing. Notoriously outspoken, Baeyertz was feared and respected as a critic. His music criticism was particularly intelligent and rigorous, making no concessions to personality or amateur or professional status. His later co-editor, the self-styled 'decadent' Frank Morton, was equally candid. This is an engaging biography of a fascinating man which also throws new light on a long-neglected period of New Zealand's cultural past. First published March 2008.
Joanna Woods has a PhD from Moscow State University and is the author of Katerina: The Russian World of Katherine Mansfield (Penguin 2001). In 2005, she was the National Library Fellow, when most of the research for this book was done. She lives in Wellington.
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 An accident in a paddock -- 2 The preacher's son -- 3 Marvellous Melbourne -- 4 Dunedin -- 5 The Triad -- 6 The Fighting Editor -- 7 The Critic in Maoriland -- 8 Walking with the stars -- 9 New York -- 10 A splendid enemy -- 11 Empire city -- 12 A leap of passion -- 13 The Australasian Triad -- 14 The abominationof war -- 15 The wages of sin -- 16 The end of an old adventuress -- 17 The last crusade -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index.