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    y Five Bells : XX Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1939 Z531428 1939 selected work poetry Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1939 pg. 21
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    y Australian Poetry 1941 Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1941 Z388224 1941 anthology poetry satire war literature Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1941 pg. 35
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    y One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1944 Z531634 1944 selected work poetry

    The definitive collection of work from one of Australia’s preeminent twentieth century poets, Kenneth Slessor, drawing from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). This selection was first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957), and includes an introduction by Dennis Haskell and an Author’s Note. From his historical series, ‘Five Visions of Captain Cook’, to his memorial to the loss of a friend, the iconic ‘Five Bells’, and from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, influenced by his stint as a war correspondent and made famous in ‘Beach Burial’, to the meditation ‘Out of Time’, Slessor’s poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences. A master of modern verse, Slessor explores the themes of art, death and time, displaying an impressive range: from sorrow to satire, melodrama to poignant intensity. His work still influences and inspires younger generations, and the prestigious Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize is named in his honour.

    Source: Harper Collins

    (http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781460703120/#sm.0001ateq1q7i8db3zj927an1pz5xe)

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1944
    pg. 105
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    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australian and New Zealand Verse Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1950 pg. 219-220
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    y An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 6472657 1952 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 336
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    y A Book of Australian Verse Judith Wright (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 Z565053 1956 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 pg. 96
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    y A Book of Australian Verse Judith Wright (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 Z565053 1956 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1968 pg. 94
  • Appears in:
    y Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1975 pg. 106
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    y The Golden Apples of the Sun : Twentieth Century Australian Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 Z62463 1980 anthology poetry Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 pg. 26-27
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    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 130
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 9-10
  • Appears in:
    y Kenneth Slessor : Poetry, Essays, War Despatches, War Diaries, Journalism, Autobiographical Material and Letters Kenneth Slessor , Dennis Haskell (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z153703 1991 selected work poetry prose extract correspondence criticism St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 pg. 36-37
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    y Kenneth Slessor : Collected Poems Kenneth Slessor , Dennis Haskell (editor), Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z396988 1994 collected work poetry drama Comprehensive collection of Slessor's work from earlier selections as well as previously uncollected work, with preface, chronology and extensive textual and explanatory notes. Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 124-125
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 130
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 152

Works about this Work

The Ambivalence of Kenneth Slessor Vivian Smith , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 31 no. 4 1971; (p. 256-266) Considerations : New Essays on Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Douglas Stewart 1977; (p. 25-37)
The Story Behind a Poem Kenneth Slessor , 1967 single work criticism
— Appears in: Daily Telegraph , 31 July 1967; (p. 14-15) Opinion , vol. 12 no. 3 1968; (p. 48-51) Bread and Wine : Selected Prose 1970; (p. 196-201)
Kenneth Slessor and the Powers of Language Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1964 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Literature of Australia 1964; (p. 342-352) Toil and Spin : Two Directions in Modern Poetry 1979; (p. 71-82)
The Poetry of Kenneth Slessor Vincent Buckley , 1952 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 11 no. 1 1952; (p. 23-30) Critical Essays on Kenneth Slessor 1968; (p. 70-76)
The Ambivalence of Kenneth Slessor Vivian Smith , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 31 no. 4 1971; (p. 256-266) Considerations : New Essays on Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Douglas Stewart 1977; (p. 25-37)
Kenneth Slessor and the Powers of Language Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1964 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Literature of Australia 1964; (p. 342-352) Toil and Spin : Two Directions in Modern Poetry 1979; (p. 71-82)
The Poetry of Kenneth Slessor Vincent Buckley , 1952 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 11 no. 1 1952; (p. 23-30) Critical Essays on Kenneth Slessor 1968; (p. 70-76)
The Story Behind a Poem Kenneth Slessor , 1967 single work criticism
— Appears in: Daily Telegraph , 31 July 1967; (p. 14-15) Opinion , vol. 12 no. 3 1968; (p. 48-51) Bread and Wine : Selected Prose 1970; (p. 196-201)
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