The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1902 1902
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  • The story concludes with a poem about the race between Old Man Kangaroo and Yellow-Dog Dingo.

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Chapter Five : Rudyard Kipling Susannah Fullerton , 2009 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Brief Encounters : Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939 2009; (p. 131-163)

'Few writers make their fame as quickly and at such a young age as did Rudyard Kipling. In 1891, at the time of his visit to Australia, he was twenty-four years old and was already seen as the new star in the literary firmament. Two years before, he'd arrived in London to find his reputation had preceded him and he soon sent it soaring with 'Danny Deever', a haunting poem about a soldier hanged by his regiment for shooting a colleague, which was published in February 1890. Its grim subject and tightly controlled verses, each ending with the refrain 'An' they're hanging Danny Deever in the mornin'' were acclaimed by TS Eliot, WB Yates, by critics and by the public.'

Chapter Five : Rudyard Kipling Susannah Fullerton , 2009 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Brief Encounters : Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939 2009; (p. 131-163)

'Few writers make their fame as quickly and at such a young age as did Rudyard Kipling. In 1891, at the time of his visit to Australia, he was twenty-four years old and was already seen as the new star in the literary firmament. Two years before, he'd arrived in London to find his reputation had preceded him and he soon sent it soaring with 'Danny Deever', a haunting poem about a soldier hanged by his regiment for shooting a colleague, which was published in February 1890. Its grim subject and tightly controlled verses, each ending with the refrain 'An' they're hanging Danny Deever in the mornin'' were acclaimed by TS Eliot, WB Yates, by critics and by the public.'

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