M. K. Joseph

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Michael Kennedy Joseph (9 July 1914 – 4 October 1981) was a British born New Zealand poet and novelist in several genres ranging from I'll Soldier No More, A Pound of Saffron and A Soldier's Tale to the science fiction works The Hole in the Zero and The Time of Achamoth to a historical novel Kaspar's Journey based on the medieval Children's Crusade. The Hole in the Zero includes the first known use of the word "hoverboard".[1]

Joseph was also a Professor of English at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.[2] In 1969, he edited the 1831 text of Frankenstein for Oxford University Press; in 1980 the text was reissued in the World's Classics series.[3]

Novels by M. K. Joseph[edit]

  • I’ll Soldier No More (1958)
  • A Pound of Saffron (1962)
  • The Hole in the Zero (1967)
  • A Soldier’s Tale (1976)
  • The Time of Achamoth (1977)
  • Kaspar’s Journey (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shea, Ammon. "Hoverboard". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  2. ^ Joseph, M.K. (ed.), Mary Shelley. p. i, authors' biographies. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. Oxford World's Classics, 1998.
  3. ^ Joseph, M.K. (ed.), Mary Shelley. p. iv, copyright notices. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. Oxford World's Classics, 1998.
  • New Zealand Book Council: M. K. Joseph [1]
  • Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1998, p. 274.

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