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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 But To What Purpose
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  • Epigraph: Nothing exists but individuals in the making. All things live, yes, even those we call inanimate. A soul, or a myriad souls, inform the rocks and streams and winds. Innumerable centres of life leap in joy down the torrent; or it may be some diffused and elemental spirit singly sustains that ever-flowing form. The sea is a passion, the air and the light a will and a desire. All things together, each in his kind, each in his rank, press upward, moved by love, to a goal that is good. ... ' G. Lowes Dickinson

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cresset Press ,
      1946 .
      Extent: 277p.
      Note/s:
      • Author's Preface: In this book of memories, I seek for a meaning which may connect events, and in this task approach what must be all men's task, for what are personal experiences worth unless they find relatedness to the psychic life of our time? ... Looking back upon my life, I have selected what seems most relevant; and not only events concern me, for sometimes I have let my thoughts gather and replace mere happenings. I seek for that connection which may link my exerience with the catastrophic phenomena of our time. Laity Water, Torrington, 1944.

Works about this Work

'It Was to Have Been my Best Book' : Dorothy Green and E. L. Grant Watson Suzanne Falkiner , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 10 2010;
'When literary critic Dorothy Green died in 1991, those in her immediate circle were mystified to learn that little trace of the biography of English writer E. L. Grant Watson, which she was known to have been researching for some twenty years, had been found among her papers. This article examines the reasons why.' (Author's abstract)
Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson : Introduction Dorothy Green , 1990 single work biography
— Appears in: Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson 1990; (p. 24-36)
Grant Watson and the Aborigine : A Tragic Voice in an Age of Optimism J. J. Healy , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 24-38)
'It Was to Have Been my Best Book' : Dorothy Green and E. L. Grant Watson Suzanne Falkiner , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 10 2010;
'When literary critic Dorothy Green died in 1991, those in her immediate circle were mystified to learn that little trace of the biography of English writer E. L. Grant Watson, which she was known to have been researching for some twenty years, had been found among her papers. This article examines the reasons why.' (Author's abstract)
Grant Watson and the Aborigine : A Tragic Voice in an Age of Optimism J. J. Healy , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 24-38)
Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson : Introduction Dorothy Green , 1990 single work biography
— Appears in: Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson 1990; (p. 24-36)
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