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Issue Details: First known date: 1954... 1954 Rob the Robber : His Life and Vindication
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Notes

  • Text is a satirical poem on the life of Sir Robert Gordon Menzies.

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Works about this Work

Words, Memories and Dreams : David Martin Irmtraud Petersson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 73-86)

'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)

Pushed into the Bourgeois Camp : David Martin and the CPA Allan Gardiner , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 142 1996; (p. 27-30)
Untitled Brian Fitzpatrick , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 1954; (p. 628)

— Review of Rob the Robber : His Life and Vindication Spinifex , 1954 single work poetry
Untitled Greenhide , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1954-1955) no. 2 1954; (p. 21)

— Review of Rob the Robber : His Life and Vindication Spinifex , 1954 single work poetry
Untitled Greenhide , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1954-1955) no. 2 1954; (p. 21)

— Review of Rob the Robber : His Life and Vindication Spinifex , 1954 single work poetry
Untitled Brian Fitzpatrick , 1954 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 1954; (p. 628)

— Review of Rob the Robber : His Life and Vindication Spinifex , 1954 single work poetry
Pushed into the Bourgeois Camp : David Martin and the CPA Allan Gardiner , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 142 1996; (p. 27-30)
Words, Memories and Dreams : David Martin Irmtraud Petersson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 73-86)

'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)

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