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Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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Harry Craddock - millionaire, ornithologist, idealist and buffoon - wrote this book, an intriguing account of his expedition to central Australia in search of the rare night parrot. (Publisher's blurb, 1986 edition).

Notes

  • Epigraph: with an host of furious fancies whereof I am commaunder, with a burning speare, & a horse of aire, to the wildernesse I wander. By a knight of ghostes & shadowes, I sumon'd am to Tourney. ten leagues beyond the wide worlds end mee thinke it is noe journey. yet will I sing, & c: Mad Tom o' Bedlam's Ballad (Anon.)

    Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood ... Afresh dawns the morn of life ... - Richard Burton, Journal entry, 2nd December 1856.

    Our lives were wild, romantic, and solemn. - Isabel Burton, on their stay in Damascus.

    To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom. - Andre Gide, The Immoralist

    I have been cunning in mine overthrow, The careful pilot of my proper woe.- Byron

    -Herman Melville , The Confidence Man

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 .
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      Extent: ix, 221p.p.
      ISBN: 0140092161

Works about this Work

Museum Mentality Who Killed Australian Literature? Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 8-9)
Literature in the Arid Zone Tom Lynch , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 70-92)
This chapter surveys and assesses from an ecocentric perspective some representative literary portrayals of the Australian deserts. Generally, it contrasts works that portray the desert as an alien, hostile, and undifferentiated void with works that recognise and value the biological particularities of specific desert places. It explores the literature of three dominant cultural orientations to the deserts: pastoralism, mining, and traversal. It concludes with a consideration of several multi-voiced and/or multi-genred bioregionally informed works that suggests fruitful directions for more ecocentric literary approaches. (abstract taken from The Littoral Zone)
Untitled Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 248)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Current Trends David Matthews , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , March no. 106 1987; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Warm Bodies Anne Derwent 1986 single work novel ; The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross David Foster 1986 single work novel ; Night Animals Bruce Pascoe 1986 selected work short story ; A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel ; Love Child Jean Bedford 1986 single work novel ; The Beast of Heaven Victor Kelleher 1984 single work novel
Untitled 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 September 1986; (p. 12)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Indulgence Cecil Hadgraft , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in the Recent Australian Novel 1978; (p. 194-224)
Dal Stivens is Bored with His Prize Book Janet Hawley , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 March 1971; (p. 3)
New Novels Martha Lemming , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , Winter vol. 10 no. 1971; (p. 152-153)

— Review of Man Alone John P. Gilders 1971 single work novel ; A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled R. Campbell , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 27 March 1971; (p. 52)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled E. Morgan , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 29 April 1971; (p. 559)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Vintner , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1971; (p. 20)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel ; So Adam Pilgrim 1970 single work novel
Moby Dinkum David Ball , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 December vol. 92 no. 4734 1970; (p. 59)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Current Trends David Matthews , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , March no. 106 1987; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Warm Bodies Anne Derwent 1986 single work novel ; The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross David Foster 1986 single work novel ; Night Animals Bruce Pascoe 1986 selected work short story ; A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel ; Love Child Jean Bedford 1986 single work novel ; The Beast of Heaven Victor Kelleher 1984 single work novel
New Novels Martha Lemming , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , Winter vol. 10 no. 1971; (p. 152-153)

— Review of Man Alone John P. Gilders 1971 single work novel ; A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Moby Dinkum David Ball , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 December vol. 92 no. 4734 1970; (p. 59)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled R. Campbell , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 27 March 1971; (p. 52)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled E. Morgan , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 29 April 1971; (p. 559)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Vintner , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1971; (p. 20)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel ; So Adam Pilgrim 1970 single work novel
Untitled 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 September 1986; (p. 12)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Untitled Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 248)

— Review of A Horse of Air Dal Stivens 1970 single work novel
Literature in the Arid Zone Tom Lynch , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 70-92)
This chapter surveys and assesses from an ecocentric perspective some representative literary portrayals of the Australian deserts. Generally, it contrasts works that portray the desert as an alien, hostile, and undifferentiated void with works that recognise and value the biological particularities of specific desert places. It explores the literature of three dominant cultural orientations to the deserts: pastoralism, mining, and traversal. It concludes with a consideration of several multi-voiced and/or multi-genred bioregionally informed works that suggests fruitful directions for more ecocentric literary approaches. (abstract taken from The Littoral Zone)
Museum Mentality Who Killed Australian Literature? Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 8-9)
Dal Stivens is Bored with His Prize Book Janet Hawley , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 March 1971; (p. 3)
Indulgence Cecil Hadgraft , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in the Recent Australian Novel 1978; (p. 194-224)
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