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Dobrez examines "The Wanderer" in the context of the larger Poems (1913) to demonstrate its place in the tripartite structure. Dobrez identifies several Nietzschean echoes to demonstrate that the Wanderer reflects characteristics of the ubermensch in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, where the "Higher Man" has to "open himself out to insecurity and uncertainty". Brennan's introspective poetry is remarkable, Dobrez concludes, because it was written at a time of overt nationalism, beginning a tradition that has been carried on by writers such as Patrick White and Judith Wright.

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