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Issue Details: First known date: 1918... 1918 The Lilt of Life
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1918 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Lilt of Lifei"Be blithe, my soul, the world is free!", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 1-10)
Man and Womani"Far through a thicket of impervious gloom,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 12-76)
Sonnets of Motherhood Ii"Once, through the woods I heard a voice ring clear,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 77)
Sonnets of Motherhood IIi"If you should think I sing too oft and strong", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 78)
Sonnets of Motherhood IIIi"Last year I was a shepherdess who lay", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 79)
Sonnets of Motherhood IVi"Love, Love, the sun-hour darkens, and the night", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 80)
Sonnets of Motherhood Vi"Ah no, the sun is in another land", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 81)
Sonnets of Motherhood VIi"I’d have you love my body as my soul,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 82)
Sonnets of Motherhood VIIi"The river said: "I'll sing a song for you", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 83)
Sonnets of Motherhood VIIIi"Make me the melody of meeting palms,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 84)
Sonnets of Motherhood IXi"Dearest, my spirit wakens into light", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 85)
Sonnets of Motherhood Xi"I walked among the flowers that bend their heads", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 86)
Sonnets of Motherhood XIi"When all the world toils out its busy day", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 87)
Sonnets of Motherhood XIIi"O Love, I wandered by the sea this morn", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 88)
Sonnets of Motherhood XIIIi"Accept my body, Dearest, as a gift,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 89)
Sonnets of Motherhood XIVi"What longing passion of all life I feel", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 90)
Sonnets of Motherhood XVi"The Builder took his stones and reared them high", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 91)
Sonnets of Motherhood XVIi"Archarchitect, who work in living clay,", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 92)
Sonnets of Motherhood XVIIi"Listen! I hear a tapping at my soul", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 93)
Sonnets of Motherhood XVIIIi"The spider wove his kingdom in the sun", Zora Cross , single work poetry (p. 94)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

From Reproducers to ‘Flutters’ to ‘Sluts’: Tracing Attitudes to Women’s Pleasure in Australia Lisa Featherstone , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 December 2017;

'In our contemporary world, the idea that sex is pleasurable is rarely questioned: pleasure is a key way of understanding what sex is and what it means. Yet this was not always so. Historically, pleasure was not the only, or even the main, expectation from sex for women, and there were significant changes across the 20th century.' (Introduction)

Rethinking Female Pleasure: Purity and Desire in Early Twentieth-century Australia Lisa Featherstone , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women's History Review , vol. 21 no. 5 2012; (p. 715-731)

'This article explores the multiple and complex ways white heterosexual women constructed female sexual pleasure and desire in early twentieth-century Australia. It considers the idealisation of female sexuality, and the ways this was both subverted and re-iterated by women themselves, through a study of female writers. It suggests that the challenge to female sexual normativity—as marital and reproductive—was slow and staggered, with many women unable to firmly challenge the sexual ideal. But a close reading of the work of a number of female authors, especially the poet Zora Cross, allows glimpses of how some women did explore, construct and rethink sexual pleasure within their writings, negotiating between the sometimes contradictory impulses of purity and desire.' (Introduction)

Zora Cross : Love and the Modern Girl Ann Vickery , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Stressing the Modern : Cultural Politics in Australian Women's Poetry 2007; (p. 175-214)
Poetry 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 8 February 1919; (p. 3)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry ; The Passionate Heart Mary Gilmore , 1918 selected work poetry
Zora Cross David McKee Wright , 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , 1 March vol. 9 no. 3 1919; (p. 13)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry
Poetry 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 8 February 1919; (p. 3)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry ; The Passionate Heart Mary Gilmore , 1918 selected work poetry
Two Poetesses 1918 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Telegraph , 21 December 1918; (p. 8)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry
Australian Verse 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 December 1918; (p. 6)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry
Zora Cross 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 December vol. 39 no. 2027 1918; (p. 2)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry
The Lilt of Life 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 22 January vol. 99 no. 2560 1919; (p. 38)

— Review of The Lilt of Life Zora Cross , 1918 selected work poetry
Zora Cross : Love and the Modern Girl Ann Vickery , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Stressing the Modern : Cultural Politics in Australian Women's Poetry 2007; (p. 175-214)
From Reproducers to ‘Flutters’ to ‘Sluts’: Tracing Attitudes to Women’s Pleasure in Australia Lisa Featherstone , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 December 2017;

'In our contemporary world, the idea that sex is pleasurable is rarely questioned: pleasure is a key way of understanding what sex is and what it means. Yet this was not always so. Historically, pleasure was not the only, or even the main, expectation from sex for women, and there were significant changes across the 20th century.' (Introduction)

Rethinking Female Pleasure: Purity and Desire in Early Twentieth-century Australia Lisa Featherstone , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women's History Review , vol. 21 no. 5 2012; (p. 715-731)

'This article explores the multiple and complex ways white heterosexual women constructed female sexual pleasure and desire in early twentieth-century Australia. It considers the idealisation of female sexuality, and the ways this was both subverted and re-iterated by women themselves, through a study of female writers. It suggests that the challenge to female sexual normativity—as marital and reproductive—was slow and staggered, with many women unable to firmly challenge the sexual ideal. But a close reading of the work of a number of female authors, especially the poet Zora Cross, allows glimpses of how some women did explore, construct and rethink sexual pleasure within their writings, negotiating between the sometimes contradictory impulses of purity and desire.' (Introduction)

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