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    y Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938
    pg. 9-11
  • Appears in:
    y Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : Viking Press , 1940
    pg. 5-7
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    y Australian Poets Speak Colin Thiele (editor), Ian Mudie (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 Z223492 1961 anthology poetry criticism Adelaide : Rigby , 1961 pg. 47-49
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    y From the Trenches : The Best Anzac Writing from World War One Mark Dapin (editor), Melbourne : Penguin , 2013 6547960 2013 anthology biography novel poetry prose autobiography diary novel

    'Around the country, bronze soldiers in slouch hats stand silently at attention. It is the Anzacs' remarkable writing that reveals the lives behind the national legend.

    In the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.

    Drawn from diaries, memoirs and letters, as well as poetry, reportage and prose, this writing reminds us that the Anzac legend is rooted in real and tragic circumstances on a heartbreakingly human scale. Belying the common perception of the laconic digger, these compelling voices convey the range of wartime experience, from the desolation and horror to the unbridled excitement and camaraderie. Through it all runs the bleak toll on young lives.

    Author and journalist Mark Dapin has selected writing from those on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes, from officers and soldiers to nurses, engineers and reporters, to create a volume that will be regarded as the definitive record of the personal experiences that forged the emerging national identities of Australia and New Zealand.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Melbourne : Penguin , 2013
    pg. 27-29
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