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Issue Details: First known date: 1943... 1943 The Tail is Familiar
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'The spirit of the book is contained in the first stanza of an introductory poem headed "Of Stray Dogs." This stanza reads:

They come between my sleep and me

With proud, plumed tails, and cornie stumps

Signalling amiability

From humble, deferential rumps.

Then begins the dog parade in article and in drawings. You can meet Snookie, the black and tan gangster; Terry, the fighting Irish; Bushy, the amateur gentleman; Royal, ignorant but arty-and so on.'

Source: 'About Dogs.' Western Mail (Perth) 17 November 1949, p.14.

Notes

  • Foreword by Peter Mendoza.

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About Dogs 1949 single work review
— Appears in: The Western Mail , 17 November 1949; (p. 14)

— Review of The Tail is Familiar Dot Mendoza , 1943 single work prose poetry
About Dogs 1949 single work review
— Appears in: The Western Mail , 17 November 1949; (p. 14)

— Review of The Tail is Familiar Dot Mendoza , 1943 single work prose poetry
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