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Issue Details: First known date: 1935 1935
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In 1933, two years before he published Lift Up Your Eyes, Pratt founded the League of Youth of Australia, a society dedicated to the 'protection and preservation of the flora and fauna of Australia' and 'the development of ideals of citizenship in the minds of young Australians'. The latter aspiration is reflected in the novel.

In Journeys of an Amateur Orientalist Paul Battersby further claims that Lift Up Your Eyes is a semi-autobiographical (p.174). Graham Stone is less complimentary, writing in Notes on Australian Science Fiction: 'Alleged to be a utopia' the book is 'actually one of those mushheaded religious concoctions about reforming society by the effotts of a band of eager beavers' (p.123).

Notes

  • Includes dedicatory poem by Pratt.
  • Evidence from the Pratt Papers at the State Library of Victoria suggest Peter Gaunt was the original title of the novel prior to publication.

  • Other formats: Also braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Utopia, or Otherwise as the Case May Be Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 122-123)

— Review of The Scene Is Changed James Ray 1932 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1935 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 June vol. 7 no. 6 1935; (p. 96)
New Australian Work Frederick T. Macartney , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 July vol. 7 no. 7 1935; (p. 109-110)

— Review of Primavera David Lanark 1935 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel ; The Iron Duke Philip Lindsay 1934 single work novel ; Heritage Charles Chauvel 1935 single work novel ; Psyche and Eros, Romeo and Juliet : Two Poems James Kennedy 1935 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Unseen F. D. Chepmell 1933 single work poetry
Reader Criticises Our Review "Lift Up Your Eyes" Reverend Bottomley , 1935 single work correspondence
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 September vol. 7 no. 9 1935; (p. 153)
Substance and Form in Literature : A Review and a Reply Frederick T. Macartney , 1935 single work review criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 October vol. 7 no. 10 1935; (p. 164-165)

— Review of Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
Macartney defends his review of Pratt's work attacked by Bottomley.
"What is Wrong With Our Reviewers?" Furnley Maurice , 1935 single work correspondence
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 October vol. 7 no. 10 1935; (p. 165)
Letter to the Editor defending Macartney's review of Pratt's novel.
Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
New Australian Work Arthur D. Wylie , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 June vol. 56 no. 2888 1935; (p. 4)

— Review of The Half Way Sun : A Tale of the Philippine Islands T. Inglis Moore 1935 single work novel ; Primavera David Lanark 1935 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
New Australian Work Frederick T. Macartney , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 July vol. 7 no. 7 1935; (p. 109-110)

— Review of Primavera David Lanark 1935 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel ; The Iron Duke Philip Lindsay 1934 single work novel ; Heritage Charles Chauvel 1935 single work novel ; Psyche and Eros, Romeo and Juliet : Two Poems James Kennedy 1935 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Unseen F. D. Chepmell 1933 single work poetry
Substance and Form in Literature : A Review and a Reply Frederick T. Macartney , 1935 single work review criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 October vol. 7 no. 10 1935; (p. 164-165)

— Review of Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
Macartney defends his review of Pratt's work attacked by Bottomley.
Utopia, or Otherwise as the Case May Be Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 122-123)

— Review of The Scene Is Changed James Ray 1932 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
New Australian Work Arthur D. Wylie , 1935 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 June vol. 56 no. 2888 1935; (p. 4)

— Review of The Half Way Sun : A Tale of the Philippine Islands T. Inglis Moore 1935 single work novel ; Primavera David Lanark 1935 single work novel ; Lift Up Your Eyes Ambrose Pratt 1935 single work novel
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1935 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 June vol. 7 no. 6 1935; (p. 96)
Reader Criticises Our Review "Lift Up Your Eyes" Reverend Bottomley , 1935 single work correspondence
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 September vol. 7 no. 9 1935; (p. 153)
"What is Wrong With Our Reviewers?" Furnley Maurice , 1935 single work correspondence
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 October vol. 7 no. 10 1935; (p. 165)
Letter to the Editor defending Macartney's review of Pratt's novel.
Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
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