y Clancy of the Overflow single work   poetry   "I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better"
  • Author: A. B. Paterson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo
Issue Details: First known date: 1889 1889
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Notes

  • The character 'Clancy of the Overflow' is referenced in Cullas Adore's 'The Western Overland'.

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y The Bush Legend Roger Osborne , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2011 single work criticism 'Since the nineteenth century, the legend of 'The Bush' has provided a powerful set of ideas, values and associations that continue to influence the way Australians think and talk about each other. The legend was promoted by a number of writers, historians and critics known as the radical nationalists. This group included Vance Palmer, Brian Fitzpatrick, Russel Ward and A. A. Phillips.These writers argue that bush life is central to the attitudes, values and traditions that many people regard as 'Australian' and that these qualities derive from the experience of nomadic bush workers such as shearers, swagmen and drovers. The images, ideas and arguments that you encounter in this Trail will help you to better understand the origins of this legend and the reasons why the legend continues to be a powerful force in the way Australians construct their identity. But in the selection of texts and audio-visual resources you will also encounter challenges to a dominant white male perpspective. The legend of the Bush is a complex idea that deserves close attention.'
(Source: Compiler's abstract)
Life and Love and ‘Lasca’ Peter Kirkpatrick , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Studies in English , vol. 36 no. 2010; (p. 127-149)
'A century ago Frank Desprez's literary ballad 'Lasca' was famous across America and the British Empire, but has fallen into obscurity since the demise of recitation as a popular practice, and no standard text is currently available. As well as providing an accurate text of the poem from its original source, this essay gives an account of its history, influences, and textual transformations, and considers its appropriation within the genre of cowboy poetry, which has parallels with the Australian bush ballad. The essay concludes with an account of 'Lasca's' reception in Australia and its likely influence on A.B. Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow.' (Author's abstract)
I Had Written Him a Letter Nicholas Jose , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Autumn no. 23 2009; (p. 83-87)
The Outback Pablo Armellino , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ob-Scene Spaces in Australian Narrative : An Account of the Socio-Topographic Construction of Space in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 57-188)
Ballads. Prelude to Literature Ballads in Australian Literature Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Yarning with Clancy i "I was riding the National Trail,", Muriel Courtenay , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 181 2005; (p. 94)
y 'Clancy' and 'The Man from Snowy River' : Who Were They? : Definitive Traces after a Century Richard Magoffin , Kyuna : Kyuna Expo Publishers , 2000 single work criticism
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 9)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report of correspondence to the column from Antoni Jach who wrote of his great grandfather's poetic response to A. B. Paterson's 'Clancy of the Overflow'.
I Had Written Him a Letter Nicholas Jose , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Autumn no. 23 2009; (p. 83-87)
Ballads. Prelude to Literature Ballads in Australian Literature Tom Sigley , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Across the Continent 2008;
Settings:
  • Cooper Creek SA / Qld, North East South Australia, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
  • Lachlan River, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
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