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  • Author:agent C. J. Brennan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/brennan-christopher
Issue Details: First known date: 1918... 1918 A Chant of Doom and Other Verses
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1918 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Quis Pro Domino? : Ii"Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, I will repay-", Christopher Brennan , 1915 single work poetry (p. 11)
Quis Pro Domino? : IIi"The metaphysic Death-in-Death that lurks", Christopher Brennan , 1915 single work poetry (p. 12)
"Lookers-On" : Stadium, 31st July 1915i"What shame is this, that foemen mock", Christopher Brennan , 1918 single work poetry (p. 13)
Irish to English : April 26, 1916i"I am not of your blood;", Christopher Brennan , 1916 single work poetry (p. 14)
Lions of Wari"Lions of war, our noblest and our best,", Christopher Brennan , 1916 single work poetry war literature (p. 15)
Kitcheneri"A cold and choking death in tumbling seas,", Christopher Brennan , 1916 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Second Anniversary of Wari"Two years, since heaven was blotted from our sight", Christopher Brennan , 1916 single work poetry (p. 17)
Thersitesi"They whined their scrannel warning to the young:", Christopher Brennan , 1918 single work poetry (p. 18)
To Mademoiselle A. Soubeirani"To you, that have the blessed right", Christopher Brennan , 1918 single work poetry (p. 20)
At Verduni"Scant the battle's breathing-space", Christopher Brennan , 1918 single work poetry (p. 21-23)
For France's Dayi"Worn, but not wasted, mournful, yet with crest", Christopher Brennan , 1917 single work poetry (p. 24-26)
A Chant of Doomi"Ha, the doom begins, begins!", Christopher Brennan , 1916 single work poetry (p. 29-43)
Doomi"Dead night, unholy quiet, doom, and weird", Christopher Brennan , 1918 single work poetry (p. 45-48)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

F.C.S. Schiller and Brennan's the Burden of Tyre Michael Buhagiar , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 116-129)
'Christopher Brennan composed the bulk of his fifteen-poem sequence The Burden of Tyre between August 1900 and May 1901, but it remained unpublished until Harry Chaplin's private edition of 1953. Prompted by the Boer war, which Brennan vehemently opposed, and dealing with it as an expression of philosophical principles, he had initially hoped to "sneak it in" to Poems 1913, to lie between The Forest of Night and The Wanderer. This indicates the weight it clearly carries, which is of a different order to that of the noisier and slighter The Chant of Doom (1916), Brennan's response to the First World War. G.A. Wilkes observed that on publication "It seems at once to have proved itself as inscrutable as the rest of Brennan's work". Yet only Wilkes and Mary Merewether have provided extended treatments of it, and much of it remains obscure. A close reading of his sources can solve some of the most seemingly intractable problems of Brennan scholarship, and Merewether's paper in particular is an invaluable resource in this regard. Yet she has missed the principle source of the Prologue, namely F.C.S. Schiller, whose philosophical work The Riddles of the Sphinx deeply influenced Brennan at this time; and so this most important poem of the sequence, as an overture announcing its chief themes and concerns, remains poorly understood. Wilkes felt that "[It] certainly is political poetry, but only intermittently is it anything more"; and Merewether that "The reading of The Burden of Tyre ... shows there to be few new ideas in it". The purpose of this paper is to provide a thorough exegesis of the Prologue in the light of The Riddles of the Sphinx, and to show that there are indeed new ideas in it, and ideas, moreover, which can throw light into some important aspects of Poems 1913, and into Brennan's response to one of his chief influences at the time.
C. J. Brennan's A Chant of Doom : Australia's Medieval War Andrew Lynch , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 49-62)
How and When to Hate 1919 single work criticism review
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , January vol. 3 no. 26 1919; (p. 6-7)
Chris Brennan J. Le Gay Brereton , 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , 1 March vol. 9 no. 3 1919; (p. 13)

— Review of A Chant of Doom and Other Verses C. J. Brennan , 1918 selected work poetry
Brennan 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 December vol. 39 no. 2025 1918; (p. 2,26)

— Review of A Chant of Doom and Other Verses C. J. Brennan , 1918 selected work poetry
Brennan 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 December vol. 39 no. 2025 1918; (p. 2,26)

— Review of A Chant of Doom and Other Verses C. J. Brennan , 1918 selected work poetry
Chris Brennan J. Le Gay Brereton , 1919 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , 1 March vol. 9 no. 3 1919; (p. 13)

— Review of A Chant of Doom and Other Verses C. J. Brennan , 1918 selected work poetry
How and When to Hate 1919 single work criticism review
— Appears in: Birth : A Little Journal of Australian Poetry , January vol. 3 no. 26 1919; (p. 6-7)
F.C.S. Schiller and Brennan's the Burden of Tyre Michael Buhagiar , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 116-129)
'Christopher Brennan composed the bulk of his fifteen-poem sequence The Burden of Tyre between August 1900 and May 1901, but it remained unpublished until Harry Chaplin's private edition of 1953. Prompted by the Boer war, which Brennan vehemently opposed, and dealing with it as an expression of philosophical principles, he had initially hoped to "sneak it in" to Poems 1913, to lie between The Forest of Night and The Wanderer. This indicates the weight it clearly carries, which is of a different order to that of the noisier and slighter The Chant of Doom (1916), Brennan's response to the First World War. G.A. Wilkes observed that on publication "It seems at once to have proved itself as inscrutable as the rest of Brennan's work". Yet only Wilkes and Mary Merewether have provided extended treatments of it, and much of it remains obscure. A close reading of his sources can solve some of the most seemingly intractable problems of Brennan scholarship, and Merewether's paper in particular is an invaluable resource in this regard. Yet she has missed the principle source of the Prologue, namely F.C.S. Schiller, whose philosophical work The Riddles of the Sphinx deeply influenced Brennan at this time; and so this most important poem of the sequence, as an overture announcing its chief themes and concerns, remains poorly understood. Wilkes felt that "[It] certainly is political poetry, but only intermittently is it anything more"; and Merewether that "The reading of The Burden of Tyre ... shows there to be few new ideas in it". The purpose of this paper is to provide a thorough exegesis of the Prologue in the light of The Riddles of the Sphinx, and to show that there are indeed new ideas in it, and ideas, moreover, which can throw light into some important aspects of Poems 1913, and into Brennan's response to one of his chief influences at the time.
C. J. Brennan's A Chant of Doom : Australia's Medieval War Andrew Lynch , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 23 no. 1 2007; (p. 49-62)
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