Epitaph for a Monster of Our Times single work   poetry   "The age admires precision"
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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Notes

  • Nazi criminal Eichmann was tracked down by Israeli secret agents in 1960, living under an assumed name in a suburb of Buenos Aires. He was secretly abducted to Israel, to be publicly tried in Jerusalem. The trial, which aroused enormous international interest and some controversy, took place between 2 April and 14 August 1961. On 2 December 1961 Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against humanity. On 31 May 1962 he was executed in Ramleh prison. Malouf's poem was first published in 1962.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Four Poets David Malouf , Don Maynard , Judith Green , Rodney Hall , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 Z39470 1962 anthology selected work poetry
    • Anthology comprises four individually titled selections: David Malouf, 'Interiors' (Poems 1-11); Don Maynard, 'A Few Mad Saints' (Poems 12-26); Judith Green, 'A Question of Ignorance' (Poems 27-39); Rodney Hall, 'Statues & Lovers' (Poems 40-55).
    • Pages are not numbered. Individual poems are numbered.
    Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962
  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 24 Spring 1962 Z590695 1962 periodical issue 1962 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y An Overland Muster : Selections from Overland 1954-1964 Stephen Murray-Smith (editor), Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1965 Z140164 1965 anthology criticism poetry short story biography Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1965 pg. 227
  • Appears in:
    y New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 pg. 80
  • Appears in:
    y The Land's Meaning L. M. Hannan (editor), B. A. Breen (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 Z873720 1973 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 pg. 114
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems David Malouf , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 Z23577 1981 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1981 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems David Malouf , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z158982 1991 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 2
  • Appears in:
    y Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z493213 1992 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 13
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