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Ishmael single work   poetry   "Oasis. Discovered homeland. My eyes drink at your eyes."
Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 Ishmael
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry 1964 Randolph Stow (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z320574 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 93-94
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    y separately published work icon Modern Australian Writing Geoffrey Dutton (editor), London : Collins , 1966 Z403049 1966 anthology poetry short story London : Collins , 1966 pg. 256-257
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    y separately published work icon New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry

    This 'anthology of Australian poetry of the 1960s, was edited, with an introduction, by Rodney Hall and Thomas W. Shapcott. The keynote of these ‘new impulses’ was ‘a suspicion of idealism, and an inbred awareness of the consequences of totalitarian beliefs’. Authoritarianism in religion and politics was eschewed, as was the concept of national and international aggression. Major established poets such as Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and A. D. Hope are not represented because the editors felt that their poetry of the decade added little to their already defined stances. Their contemporaries, however, Gwen Harwood and Francis Webb, are given considerable space because they are important influences on younger poets.' (Source : The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, online edition)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968
    pg. 122
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    y separately published work icon Poetry from Australia : Judith Wright, William Hart-Smith, Randolph Stow Howard Sergeant (editor), Oxford : Pergamon Press , 1969 Z187906 1969 anthology poetry Oxford : Pergamon Press , 1969 pg. 86
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    y separately published work icon A Counterfeit Silence : Selected Poems Randolph Stow , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 Z316341 1969 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 pg. 55
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    y separately published work icon Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 12 Poets, 1950-1970 Alexander Craig (editor), Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 Z77157 1971 anthology poetry Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 pg. 173
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    y separately published work icon The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 427
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    y separately published work icon Randolph Stow Reads From His Own Work Randolph Stow , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 Z321487 1974 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 pg. 11
    Note: Author's reading on Side 2, Track 4.
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    y separately published work icon Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 271
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    y separately published work icon Randolph Stow : Visitants, Episodes from Other Novels, Poems, Stories, Interviews, and Essays Randolph Stow , Anthony J. Hassall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z54227 1990 selected work novel poetry extract short story prose interview criticism St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 229-230
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    y separately published work icon The Land's Meaning : New Selected Poems Randolph Stow , John Kinsella (editor), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012 Z1871351 2012 selected work poetry

    'Randolph Stow's slim body of poetry weighs more than most oeuvres many times its size. It has few equals anywhere in the world. Groundbreaking, historic and essential, it is haunting, lyrical, mythical, spiritual and anchored in place.' John Kinsella (Trove record)

    Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979. In The Land's Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia's finest modernist poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume's wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for the work of this extraordinary and important poet in the most comprehensive collection of Stow's work to date. (Trove record)

    Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2012
    pg. 163
Alternative title: إسماعيل
Alternative title: اسماعيل
Transliterated title: Isma‘eel
First line of verse: ".واحةٌ. موطن مكتشفٌ. تشرب عيناي عند عينيك = Oasis. Discovered homeland. My eyes drink at your eyes."
Language: English , Arabic
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