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Issue Details: First known date: 1926... 1926 The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:E. A. Vidler , 1926 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Evili"Not Beelzebub, but white archangel, I", Marie E. J. Pitt , 1918 single work poetry (p. 17)
The Enslavementi"Rail not at Mammon, helots of to-day,", Marie E. J. Pitt , 1926 single work poetry (p. 31 and 213)
The Old Pear-Treei"The pear-blossom came like a tumbling tide", Kathleen Dalziel , 1926 single work poetry (p. 48-49)
The Strange Woman, James Devaney , 1926 single work poetry (p. 86)
The Pain of Wordsi"I saw a genius urge a man to speak:", Frank Penn-Smith , 1926 single work poetry (p. 99)
Autumni"Tarnished, the first rich emerald of the year,", Helen Power , 1920 single work poetry (p. 118)
Autumn in Tasmaniai"White everlastings star the peaks again", Marie E. J. Pitt , 1916 single work poetry (p. 118)
Golden Wattlei"What primroses in lost Atlantis grew", Kathleen Dalziel , 1926 single work poetry (p. 127)
The Fire of Driftwoodi"My fire is built of wreckage from old ships;", Helen Power , 1910 single work poetry (p. 165)
Note: The poem is titled 'Driftwood' in this collection.
The Greater Visioni"Call not still thought a waste of time, a loss,", Frank Penn-Smith , 1926 single work poetry (p. 194)
In Bereavementi"My soul is tuned to Beauty through my grief!", Helen Power , 1926 single work poetry (p. 207)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Selected and prefaced by Louis Lavater, edited with a foreword by Frederick T. Macartney.

Works about this Work

The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Sonnet J. S. Manifold , 1957 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 9 1957; (p. 39)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
The Australian Sonnet Ronald McCuaig , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 July vol. 77 no. 3988 1956; (p. 35)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
The Challenge of the Sonnet Edgar Holt , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 17 no. 4 1956; (p. 225-226)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
Untitled Martin Haley , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate : A Weekly Catholic Journal , 12 July 1956; (p. 11)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
Books F. M. Todd , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 1956; (p. 307-309)

— Review of Australian Poetry 1955 1955 anthology poetry ; A Book of Australian Verse 1956 anthology poetry ; The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
Mr Lavater's Anthology 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Triad , 1 August 1926; (p. 56)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
Untitled Martin Haley , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate : A Weekly Catholic Journal , 12 July 1956; (p. 11)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
The Challenge of the Sonnet Edgar Holt , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 17 no. 4 1956; (p. 225-226)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
The Australian Sonnet Ronald McCuaig , 1956 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 July vol. 77 no. 3988 1956; (p. 35)

— Review of The Sonnet in Australasia : A Survey and Selection 1926 anthology poetry
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
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