Issue Details: First known date: 1969 1969
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Mitchell looks to Kendall's poetry for a "system of images that amount to a loose poetic philosophy, an attitude of mind that is formulated emotionally rather than logically, but in any case consistently". Mitchell detects an observer who occupies a middle (dream-like) state beside a stream between differents poles such as real/ideal and city/forest. Although the observer seeks but can't find the source of this stream, he gains the ability to believe in poetic vision--the radiant dream. Mitchell argues that all of Kendall's poetry shows a progression towards the acceptance of this ability.

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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 4 no. 2 October 1969 Z597635 1969 periodical issue 1969 pg. 99-114
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia Russell McDougall (editor), Armidale : University of New England. Centre for Australian Language and Literature Studies , 1992 Z51233 1992 anthology criticism biography poetry prose satire Armidale : University of New England. Centre for Australian Language and Literature Studies , 1992 pg. 37-53
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