Any Shorter and I'd Have Missed it Altogether single work   poetry   "Couldn't have hardly walked down the street I lived in"
Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Any Shorter and I'd Have Missed it Altogether
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 85 no. 4371 23 November 1963 Z627362 1963 periodical issue 1963 pg. 46
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry 1964 Randolph Stow (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z320574 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 81
  • Appears in:
    y A Need of Similar Name Bruce Dawe , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1965 Z547356 1965 selected work poetry Melbourne : Cheshire , 1965 pg. 4
  • 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. 37
  • Appears in:
    y Condolences of the Season : Selected Poems Bruce Dawe , Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1971 Z546924 1971 selected work poetry Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1971 pg. 32
  • Appears in:
    y Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1978 Z543663 1978 selected work poetry

    'The sixth edition of Sometimes Gladness includes three indexes to enable readers to find suitable texts. In addition to an alphabetical index, poems are also grouped according to form, and categorised by themes such as war, family, images or dreams.'

    Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1978
    pg. 132
  • Appears in:
    y Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1987 Bruce Dawe , Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1988 Z898040 1988 selected work poetry Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1988 pg. 45
  • Appears in:
    y Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1990 Z337494 1990 selected work criticism poetry autobiography correspondence interview review Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1990 pg. 36
  • Appears in:
    y Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems, 1954-1992 Bruce Dawe , Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1993 Z470171 1993 selected work poetry humour satire Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1993 pg. 42
Alternative title: Any Shorter and I'd Have Missed it Altogether
First line of verse: "Couldn't have hardly walked down the street I lived in = Bin die Strasse, in der ich wohne, wohl kaum mehr als"
Language: English , German
Notes:
English and German texts on facing pages.

Works about this Work

'The Grasshopper Memory Leaps' : Bruce Dawe's Elegies Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 137-144; notes 292)
Rhythms and Realities Bruce Dawe , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 29-40)
Poet Dawe Explains More Bruce Dawe , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 May 1988; (p. 13) Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 38-40)
Rhythms and Realities Bruce Dawe , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 29-40)
Poet Dawe Explains More Bruce Dawe , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 May 1988; (p. 13) Bruce Dawe : Essays and Opinions 1990; (p. 38-40)
'The Grasshopper Memory Leaps' : Bruce Dawe's Elegies Dennis Haskell , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 137-144; notes 292)
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