Footnote for a Bestiary single work   poetry   "It is of course debatable, but tigers"
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 Footnote for a Bestiary
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  • Appears in:
    y Four Poets David Malouf , Don Maynard , Judith Green , Rodney Hall , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 Z39470 1962 anthology selected work poetry
    • Anthology comprises four individually titled selections: David Malouf, 'Interiors' (Poems 1-11); Don Maynard, 'A Few Mad Saints' (Poems 12-26); Judith Green, 'A Question of Ignorance' (Poems 27-39); Rodney Hall, 'Statues & Lovers' (Poems 40-55).
    • Pages are not numbered. Individual poems are numbered.
    Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962
    Note: Epigraph: And the person who has stolen the cub [...] - A Book of Beasts
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin Quarterly vol. 21 no. 2 June 1962 Z588375 1962 periodical issue 1962 pg. 182
  • Appears in:
    y New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry

    This 'anthology of Australian poetry of the 1960s, was edited, with an introduction, by Rodney Hall and Thomas W. Shapcott. The keynote of these ‘new impulses’ was ‘a suspicion of idealism, and an inbred awareness of the consequences of totalitarian beliefs’. Authoritarianism in religion and politics was eschewed, as was the concept of national and international aggression. Major established poets such as Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and A. D. Hope are not represented because the editors felt that their poetry of the decade added little to their already defined stances. Their contemporaries, however, Gwen Harwood and Francis Webb, are given considerable space because they are important influences on younger poets.' (Source : The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, online edition)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968
    pg. 79
  • Appears in:
    y Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z493213 1992 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 12
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