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Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems
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Notes

  • Epigraph: Even speech was for them a debased form of silence; how much more futile is poetry, which is a debased form of speech. Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Dedication: To Jock Curle

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1969 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Farmer's Talei"Morning by night and evening after noon,", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 3)
Seashells and Sandalwoodi"My childhood was seashells and sandalwood, windmills", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 4)
Sea Childreni"When the sun blew over the hills on the dry east wind", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 5)
Country Childreni"Country children know more than they know;", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 6)
As He Lay Dyingi"As he lay dying, two fat crows", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 7)
The Reclusei"His mind was a long seashore, where the tide", Randolph Stow , 1956 single work poetry (p. 8)
The Ship Becalmedi"How long it is since I put out from land", Randolph Stow , 1962 single work poetry (p. 9)
Child Portraits, with Background : On Northern Downsi"There was another, living where the sun", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 10)
Child Portraits, with Background : In Southern Foresti"A child was born among sky-scraping trees", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 10)
The Conventional Young Man, at Springtimei"Never and never, oh my lover,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 11)
"The Language of Flowers" - A Handbook for Victorian Loversi"I sent my love clematis. She, walking white", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 12)
For One Dying : Miss Sutherland MacDonald, 1873-1956i"Now, in that place where all birds cease to sing,", Randolph Stow , 1969 single work poetry (p. 13)
Socratic Dialoguei""The body that my love loves, love not I,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 14)
Before Edeni"I, Lucifer, informed with fire,", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 15)
The First Monarchi"The first great egotist, brass-clad", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 16)
Madame Yuan Ying Disorientedi"My lady of the western room sits tearing", Randolph Stow , 1954 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Chorale for The Death of Icarusi"But he has wings, and is pursued with light;", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 19)
Rite of Springi"At blade-rise, as she left the parquetry", Randolph Stow , 1957 single work poetry (p. 20)
A Fancy for His Deathi"Walking at large in the future of his death", Randolph Stow , 1955 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Ghost at Anlabyi"Now sulkies come haunting softwheeled down the", Randolph Stow , 1958 single work poetry (p. 25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Speeches and Silences Fay Zwicky , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 27 no. 5 1983; (p. 40-46) The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 23-36)
Interview with Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall (interviewer), 1982 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 311-325) Randolph Stow : Visitants, Episodes from Other Novels, Poems, Stories, Interviews, and Essays 1990; (p. 380-401)
The Poetry of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 42 no. 3 1982; (p. 259-276)
Voyager from Eden Brandon Conron , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Ariel , vol. 1 no. 4 1970; (p. 96-102)

— Review of A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry
[Review] A Counterfeit Silence 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 15 January 1970; (p. 60)

— Review of A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry
Voyager from Eden Brandon Conron , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Ariel , vol. 1 no. 4 1970; (p. 96-102)

— Review of A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry
Poetry - The Present Scene Frank Kellaway , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1970-1971) no. 46 1970; (p. 38-40)

— Review of Inwards to the Sun : Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1969 selected work poetry ; The Law of Karma : A Progression of Poems Rodney Hall , 1968 selected work poetry ; Beyond the Subdivisions : Poems Bruce Dawe , 1969 selected work poetry ; Deep Blue and Green : Poems Charles Buckmaster , 1970 selected work poetry ; A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry ; The Weatherboard Cathedral Les Murray , 1969 selected work poetry ; New Poems 1965-1969 A. D. Hope , 1969 selected work poetry ; Tense Mood and Voice Tim Thorne , 1969 selected work poetry ; Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark , 1967 selected work poetry
Confessional and Experimental Verse S. E. Lee , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 30 no. 4 1970; (p. 306-311)

— Review of Fingers at Air : Experimental Poems 1969 Thomas Shapcott , 1969 selected work poetry ; A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry ; To Life : Poems Marjorie Pizer , 1969 selected work poetry ; Tense Mood and Voice Tim Thorne , 1969 selected work poetry
[Review] Surprises of the Sun [and] A Counterfeit Silence Katharine England , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 January 1970; (p. 14)

— Review of Surprises of the Sun James McAuley , 1969 selected work poetry ; A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry
Recent Australian Poetry Ronald T. Dunlop , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , February no. 32 1970; (p. 50-57) Journal of Poetics Research , September 2014 no. 1 2014;

— Review of The Weatherboard Cathedral Les Murray , 1969 selected work poetry ; A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , 1969 selected work poetry ; Beyond the Subdivisions : Poems Bruce Dawe , 1969 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems Nan McDonald , 1969 selected work poetry ; Two Houses Grace Perry , 1969 selected work poetry ; Surprises of the Sun James McAuley , 1969 selected work poetry ; New Poems 1965-1969 A. D. Hope , 1969 selected work poetry
Speeches and Silences Fay Zwicky , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 27 no. 5 1983; (p. 40-46) The Lyre in the Pawnshop : Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 1986; (p. 23-36)
The Poetry of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 42 no. 3 1982; (p. 259-276)
Interview with Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall (interviewer), 1982 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 311-325) Randolph Stow : Visitants, Episodes from Other Novels, Poems, Stories, Interviews, and Essays 1990; (p. 380-401)
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