A Finished Gentleman single work   poetry   "Under the white silence of the great gumtree avenue"
  • Author: Geoffrey Dutton http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dutton-geoffrey
Issue Details: First known date: 1967 1967
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'In the desert one often unexpectedly stumbles upon a finished English gentleman.' -- Captain George Grey, Journals of Two Expeditions Under Discovery.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry 1967 Max Harris (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z463282 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 14-17
  • Appears in:
    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 223-225
  • Appears in:
    y New and Selected Poems Geoffrey Dutton , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 Z545276 1993 selected work poetry satire humour Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1993 pg. 77-79
  • Appears in:
    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 223-224
  • Appears in:
    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 104-106
  • Appears in:
    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. 510-511
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