Durer: Innsbruck, 1495 single work   poetry   "I had often, cowled in the slumberous heavy air,"
  • Author: 'Ern Malley' http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/mcauley-james
Issue Details: First known date: 1944 1944
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Notes

  • The poet imagines a scene in Innsbruck, only to discover that the same image has already been depicted by Albrecht Durer in his 1495 painting, Innsbruck Castle.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Angry Penguins no. [6] Autumn 1944 Z600031 1944 periodical issue 1944 pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y The Darkening Ecliptic 'Ern Malley' , Melbourne : Reed and Harris , 1944 Z339108 1944 collected work poetry (taught in 4 units) Melbourne : Reed and Harris , 1944 pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 173
  • Appears in:
    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 190
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    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 384
  • Appears in:
    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. 86
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 113 no. 5805 28 January-4 February 1992 Z654000 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 188
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    y Jacket no. 1 October 1997 Z893629 1997 periodical issue 1997
  • Appears in:
    y Modern Australian Poetry : An Exhibition of Material from the Rare Book Collection, Monash University Library Richard Overell , Clayton : Monash University , 1999 Z342848 1999 single work bibliography Clayton : Monash University , 1999 pg. 21-22
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    y Sunlines : An Anthology of Poetry to Celebrate Australia's Harmony in Diversity Anne Fairbairn (editor), Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 Z948024 2002 anthology poetry Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 pg. 52
  • Appears in:
    y Jacket no. 17 June 2002 Z1040748 2002 periodical issue Special Hoax Issue 2002
  • 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. 193
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 627
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 462-463

Works about this Work

Ern Malley : Doppelganger in the Desert Peter Nicholson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 80-88)
Peter Nicholson's essay 'assays the curious case of Ern Malley, an entirely fictional poet, invented in 1943 to expose what the perpetrators thought of as Modernism's foolishness. Nicholson observes that the Ern Malley affair, as it has come to be known does show a certain propensity for literary politicking and obstructionism that has not been without subsequent issue.' (x)
The Black Swan of Trespass : James McAuley and the Ern Malley Hoax Cassandra Pybus , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brick : A Literary Journal , Winter no. 70 2002; (p. 140-149)
Pybus examines the years of friendship between McAuley and Stewart from their shared secondary school education, joint time at Sydney University, attachment to the same research unit in World War II and their collaboration on the 'Ern Malley' poems. Pybus suggests that their relationship was complicated by Stewart's sexual attraction to McAuley and draws on examples of Stewart's poetry and the Malley poems to justify her claim.
McAuley in Malley's 'Durer: Innsbruck, 1495' D. C. McLaughlin , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 59-62)
The Writing Process Alan Lawson , Ken L. Goodwin , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 377-383)
The Black Swan of Trespass : James McAuley and the Ern Malley Hoax Cassandra Pybus , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brick : A Literary Journal , Winter no. 70 2002; (p. 140-149)
Pybus examines the years of friendship between McAuley and Stewart from their shared secondary school education, joint time at Sydney University, attachment to the same research unit in World War II and their collaboration on the 'Ern Malley' poems. Pybus suggests that their relationship was complicated by Stewart's sexual attraction to McAuley and draws on examples of Stewart's poetry and the Malley poems to justify her claim.
Ern Malley : Doppelganger in the Desert Peter Nicholson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 80-88)
Peter Nicholson's essay 'assays the curious case of Ern Malley, an entirely fictional poet, invented in 1943 to expose what the perpetrators thought of as Modernism's foolishness. Nicholson observes that the Ern Malley affair, as it has come to be known does show a certain propensity for literary politicking and obstructionism that has not been without subsequent issue.' (x)
The Writing Process Alan Lawson , Ken L. Goodwin , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 377-383)
McAuley in Malley's 'Durer: Innsbruck, 1495' D. C. McLaughlin , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 59-62)
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