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Canticles on the Skin single work   poetry   "thwack the tight skin once - wait, this act"
  • Author:agent Robert Adamson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adamson-robert
Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 Canticles on the Skin
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    y separately published work icon Canticles on the Skin Robert Adamson , Sydney : Illumination Press , 1970 Z339327 1970 selected work poetry Sydney : Illumination Press , 1970 pg. 12-14
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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Now Thomas Shapcott (editor), South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 Z53916 1970 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 pg. 134-135
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    y separately published work icon Zimmer's Essay Robert Adamson , Bruce Hanford , Sydney : Wild and Woolley , 1974 Z339026 1974 selected work novel poetry Sydney : Wild and Woolley , 1974 pg. 115-117
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems Robert Adamson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 Z337011 1977 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 pg. 25-27
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems 1970-1989 Robert Adamson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z223512 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 11-13
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    y separately published work icon Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2004 Z1101227 2004 single work autobiography 'Inside Out is a story about survival and taking risks, about seizing the moment and living with the consequences, about the adventure of being alive. In this wonderful book, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny, Robert Adamson tells the story of his childhood and early adulthood in fifties and sixties Australia - a world of milkbars, the bottle-O, fishing and V8s. A childhood in Neutral Bay and on the Hawkesbury nurtures his love of wildlife, which drives him to act on instinct, beginning with the spectacular theft of an exotic bird from Taronga Park Zoo. He then spends much of his adolescence in and out of boys' homes and later prisons. In between stints inside he works as a pastrycook and becomes besotted with the sultry, dark-haired Carol. Together they take off on a wild road trip to Queensland - a journey that could only ever have one ending. But prison has its own destiny for young Robert. It introduces this sensitive, responsive young man to the debating society, to books, and to a love affair with words. It sets alight Adamson's imagination and fosters his dream of becoming a writer. Inside Out is so much more than a memoir, it brims with life as Adamson unsentimentally re-creates his past experiences, no matter how dark or painful, with astonishing generosity and sympathy.' (Publication summary) Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2004 pg. 339-340
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