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Issue Details: First known date: 1957... 1957 Act One : Poems
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Jock Curle Women in slums, by way of compliment, Will sometimes give a child the doctor's name; Your name is here. - Forgive the metaphor, But think, at least, my gratitude the same.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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MacDonald , 1957 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Apology for His Makingi"To be played, in exaltation, to be played on,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. xi)
The Farmer's Talei"Morning by night and evening after noon,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
The Hurtful Love (Four Views of Nature), Randolph Stow , sequence poetry (p. 15-19)
The Fisherman's Talei"Lamplight burns away in an ash of cloud;", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Gardener's Talei"She comes in calms", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Shepherdess's Talei"Here once she lay, the wanton-minded maid,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Seashells and Sandalwoodi"My childhood was seashells and sandalwood, windmills", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 20)
Sea Childreni"When the sun blew over the hills on the dry east wind", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 21)
Country Childreni"Country children know more than they know;", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 22)
Child with Corali"A branch of whitest stone - a frozen tree", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 23)
As He Lay Dyingi"As he lay dying, two fat crows", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 24)
Child Portraits, with Background : In Southern Foresti"A child was born among sky-scraping trees", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 25)
Child Portraits, with Background : On Northern Downsi"There was another, living where the sun", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
The Farmer's Boy, with Ladiesi"This is the dream of his virginal young age:", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
The Farmer's Parablei"Once in this angry land, they say, a boy,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 29)
November Eveningi"Here in this blue world, in this dusky land", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 30)
Of Arts and Artistsi"Capture this pony for me, catch the angry mane,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 31)
Complaint Against Himselfi"There is no thing of beauty that this hand,", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Note: After poem: "This poem has been awarded the Second Prize in the Cheltenham Festival Poetry Competition, 1957".
The Irish Child (for I.V.S.)i"And are you hungry for the hills?", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 37)
Mahomet's Treasurei"A mad-eyed house", Randolph Stow , single work poetry (p. 38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
The work is divided into three sections: Scene One (pp.15-33), Interlude for Voices (pp.37-49) and Scene Two (pp.53-76)

Works about this Work

The Poetry of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 42 no. 3 1982; (p. 259-276)
Look, No Kangaroos Philip Larkin , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Letters , June vol. 2 no. 1 1959; (p. 31-33)

— Review of Antipodes in Shoes Geoffrey Dutton , 1958 selected work poetry ; Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
[Review] Act One : Poems Alec King , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 2 no. 2 1958; (p. 93-94)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
[Review] Act One : Poems T. Holloway , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The London Magazine , April vol. 5 no. 4 1958; (p. 73)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
A Prologue George Seddon , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 1 1958; (p. 38-40)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
Poetry Chronicle R. F. Brissenden , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 17 no. 1 1958; (p. 199-104)

— Review of Australian Poetry 1957 1957 anthology poetry ; The Moods of Love Laurence Collinson , 1957 selected work poetry ; Oedipus Verse : 1949-1956 John Podger , 1957 selected work poetry ; Three Elegies Jack Lindsay , 1957 selected work poetry ; The Shield of Place Mary Finnin , 1957 selected work poetry ; Cantos of Wandering Francis Brabazon , 1958 selected work poetry ; Bayonet and Grass T. Inglis Moore , 1957 selected work poetry ; Poems Kenneth Slessor , 1957 selected work poetry ; Poems of Life and Time George Frazer , 1957 selected work poetry ; A Book of South Australian Verse 1957 anthology poetry ; The Dancing Bough Nancy Cato , 1957 selected work poetry ; The Swagless Swaggie and Other Ballads : Selected Verse of Edward Harrington Edward Harrington , 1957 selected work poetry ; Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
[Review] Act One : Poems 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 12 June 1957; (p. 740)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
[Review] Act One : Poems I.M.F. , 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 November 1957; (p. 16)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
A New Poet 1957 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Christmas edition) , 11 December vol. 78 no. 4061 1957; (p. 74)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
[Review] Act One : Poems W. K. Gransden , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Encounter , vol. 10 no. 3 1958; (p. 83-84)

— Review of Act One : Poems Randolph Stow , 1957 selected work poetry
The Poetry of Randolph Stow Anthony J. Hassall , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 42 no. 3 1982; (p. 259-276)

Awards

1957 winner
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