Two Brothers single work   poetry   war literature   "We laughed. Those two were with us still."
Issue Details: First known date: 1931 1931
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  • Appears in:
    y Trio : A Book of Poems Kenneth Slessor , Harley Matthews , Colin Simpson , Sydney : Sunnybrook Press , 1931 Z544991 1931 selected work poetry Sydney : Sunnybrook Press , 1931 pg. 29-40
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    y Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938
    pg. 12-21
  • Appears in:
    y Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : Viking Press , 1940
    pg. 8-17
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 39-46
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    y From Gallipoli to Gaza : The Desert Poets of World War One Jill Hamilton , East Roseville : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2003 Z1060883 2003 anthology poetry war literature An anthology of war poetry which also includes a detailed account of the Gallipoli and Sinai Campaigns of World War I. All the poets served with the ANZAC or British forces. East Roseville : Simon and Schuster Australia , 2003 pg. 113-122
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 230-237
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