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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. 91-100
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    y Poems Kenneth Slessor , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z531943 1957 selected work poetry (taught in 5 units) Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1975 pg. 94-102
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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. 109-118

Works about this Work

`The Nothing... Neither Long Nor Short' : Attitudes to Death in the Work of Kenneth Slessor Dennis Haskell , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 115-127)
An Imprint of Slessor James McAuley , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 17 no. 1 1973; (p. 5-10) The Grammar of the Real : selected prose, 1959-1974 1975; (p. 18-27)
Kenneth Slessor's Poetry and Norman Lindsay Terry Sturm , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 31 no. 4 1971; (p. 281-306)
`The Nothing... Neither Long Nor Short' : Attitudes to Death in the Work of Kenneth Slessor Dennis Haskell , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reconnoitres : Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G. A. Wilkes 1992; (p. 115-127)
Kenneth Slessor's Poetry and Norman Lindsay Terry Sturm , 1971 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 31 no. 4 1971; (p. 281-306)
An Imprint of Slessor James McAuley , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 17 no. 1 1973; (p. 5-10) The Grammar of the Real : selected prose, 1959-1974 1975; (p. 18-27)
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