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Note: Edited with an introduction by R.H. Croll.
Issue Details: First known date: 1934... 1934 Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Louise Dyer in gratitude.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Lothian , 1934 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
O Heart of Spring! Blossoms of Thought "O heart of Spring!" Heart of Spring!i"Oh Heart of Spring", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 1)
The Green Singeri"All singers have shadows", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 2)
Song Be Delicatei"Let your song be delicate.", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 3)
Petticoat Greeni"I would not ask of a joyful man", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 4-6)
The Sun is Upi"Speak not of Death: it is a merry morn;", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 10)
The Pale Neighbouri"Over the road she lives not far,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
To a Blue Floweri"I would be dismal with all the fine pearls of the crown of a king;", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 13)
Julie Callaway : 2i"This world, I always call it mine,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
At a Lowan's Nesti"Here, in the rubble and the sand,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 21)
Granny Sullivan Old Granny Sullivani"A pleasant shady place it is, a pleasant place and cool -", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 22-25)
Mayi"Shyly the silver-hatted mushrooms make", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 26)
The Break of Dayi"The stars are pale.", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 29)
The Mummy Old Violini"Speak not to me, old violin!", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 35)
Her Eyesi"Dark eyes are hers; but in their darkness lies", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 43)
The Hour Is Losti"The hour is lost! Was ever hour so sweet!", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 44)
Surely God Was a Loveri"Surely God was a lover when He bade the day begin", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 45)
You, and Yellow Airi"I dream of an old kissing-time", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 46-47)
The Petticoat Playsi"Teach me not, tell me not,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 56-57)
The Loving Treei"Three women walked upon a road,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 58-60)
Inland Borni"The tall man wooed her in the South,", John Shaw Neilson , single work poetry (p. 61-63)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1934 .
      Link: 8490805Full text document AustLit Full Text
      Extent: xvii, 178pp.
      Description: illus., port.
      Reprinted: 1943 , 1949
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date is 31 May 1934.
      • Introduction by R.H. Croll.
      • Digitised by AustLit in cooperation with SETIS, 2000.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1934 .
      Extent: xvii, 178pp.
      Limited edition info: Special limited edition of 55 signed and numbered copies.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Copyright date is 31 May 1934.
      • This limited edition contains two extra portraits of the poet specially photographed by Dr Julian Smith.
      • Introduction by R.H. Croll.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: University of Sydney , 2013 .
      Extent: 178p.
      Note/s:
      ISBN: 9781743320341 (ebook)
      Series: y separately published work icon Australian Classics Library Bruce Bennett (editor), Robert Dixon (editor), Sydney University Press (publisher), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2009- Z1613164 2009 series - publisher novel poetry short story

      The Australian Classics Library series is intended 'to make classic texts of Australian literature more widely available for the secondary school and undergraduate university classroom, and to the general reader. The series is co-edited by Emeritus Professor Bruce Bennett of the University of New South Wales and Professor Robert Dixon, Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with SETIS, Sydney University Press, AustLit and the Copyright Agency Limited. Each text is accompanied by a fresh scholarly introduction and a basic editorial apparatus drawn from the resources of AustLit.'

      Source: Sydney University Press website, http://www.sup.usyd.edu.au/
      Sighted: 11/08/2009

Works about this Work

Neilson's Musical Settings Helen Hewson , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 36 1996; (p. 9-13)
y separately published work icon A Tribute to James Devaney Cecil Hadgraft , Z509911 1965 single work criticism

'A tribute is paid to prose and poetry writer James Devaney by discussing his life story and literary works such as 'Fabian' (1923), 'Poems' (1950) and 'The Currency Lass and Washdirt'. The characteristic feature of Devaney in expressing his opinions on art, writing and social issues firmly but mixed with humaneness is highlighted.'  (Publication abstract)

Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
John Shaw Neilson I. M. Foster , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August vol. 21 no. 1934; (p. 16-20)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
The Poetry of Shaw Neilson 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 June no. 250 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 July vol. 6 no. 7 1934; (p. 134-135, 142)

— Review of Starry Pages W. A. Amiet , 1934 selected work prose essay ; Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry ; Old Days : Old Ways : A Book of Recollections Mary Gilmore , 1934 single work autobiography ; Tooth and Talon : Tales of the Australian Wild Henry G. Lamond , 1934 selected work short story ; Full Moon Bay William Pengreep , 1934 single work novel
Editor's note: This contribution illustrates not only the increasing output of Australian work, but also how diverse it is. The books reviewed include the collected poems of Shaw Neilson, Mary Gilmore's recollections, stories of Australian wild animals, a book of scientific essays, a book on fossils, a war record, and a novel!
New Books & Reprints 1934 single work review
— Appears in: Times Literary Supplement The , 30 August no. 1700 1934; (p. 591)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
As Others See Our Authors 1934 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 October vol. 6 no. 10 1934; (p. 196)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
The Poetry of Shaw Neilson 1934 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 June no. 250 1934; (p. 20)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
John Shaw Neilson I. M. Foster , 1934 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August vol. 21 no. 1934; (p. 16-20)

— Review of Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson John Shaw Neilson , 1934 selected work poetry
A Long-Awaited Book 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 February vol. 6 no. 2 1934; (p. 26)
The Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society of Footscray [Meeting Report] J. C. Davies , 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 August vol. 6 no. 8 1934; (p. 170-171)
Frances O'Flynn delivers a paper written by Knowles on Devaney; short obituary for J.H. Warren; Shaw Neilson is congratulated on the publication of his collection "as a recognition of his position as a leading Australian lyric singer".
Some Australian Books 1935 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 3 December vol. 7 no. 12 1935; (p. 220-221)
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
Neilson's Musical Settings Helen Hewson , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , April no. 36 1996; (p. 9-13)
y separately published work icon A Tribute to James Devaney Cecil Hadgraft , Z509911 1965 single work criticism

'A tribute is paid to prose and poetry writer James Devaney by discussing his life story and literary works such as 'Fabian' (1923), 'Poems' (1950) and 'The Currency Lass and Washdirt'. The characteristic feature of Devaney in expressing his opinions on art, writing and social issues firmly but mixed with humaneness is highlighted.'  (Publication abstract)

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