Henry Kendall: A Study in Imagery single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1957 1957
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Clarke investigates Kendall's 'private myth' in Poems and Songs in which the poet seeks a maiden who has crossed a sea and entered a strange land. In later volumes, Kendall's expansion of this myth anticipates the symbolists because of his exploration of the "conception that human existence is an absence from the Divine, and Time a deprivation of Eternity". Clarke concludes that Kendall needs to be considered in terms other than "Australian" to appreciate the full impact of his poetry, his borrowings and anticipations.

Notes

  • Includes reference to the influence of Edgar Allen Poe on Henry Kendall.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Quarterly vol. 29 no. 4 1957 Z599167 1957 periodical issue 1957 pg. 71-79
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Quarterly vol. 30 no. 1 1958 Z599169 1958 periodical issue 1958 pg. 89-98
  • 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. 1-24
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