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In My End is My Beginning single work   poetry   "Draw a circle where I stand"
  • Author:agent Rosemary Dobson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dobson-rosemary
Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 In My End is My Beginning
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin Papers vol. 5 no. 3 [Spring] 1946 Z618148 1946 periodical issue 1946 pg. 212
First line of verse: "Draw a circle round me thrice"
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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry, 1946 T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1947 Z407226 1947 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1947 pg. 73
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    y separately published work icon Voices : A Quarterly of Poetry no. 133 Spring 1948 Z1747696 1948 periodical issue 1948 pg. 21-22
    Note: First line: Draw a circle round me thrice
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    y separately published work icon A Book of Australian Verse Judith Wright (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 Z565053 1956 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 pg. 209
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    y separately published work icon New Land, New Language : An Anthology of Australian Verse Judith Wright , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1957 Z560909 1957 anthology poetry

    'Poetry in themes - Pioneering - Convicts and bushrangers - Birds and animals - Towns and people - War - Youth - Time and eternity - Thought and personality.' (Source: WorldCat website)

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1957
    pg. 132
    Note: Variation in first line : 'Draw a circle around me thrice'
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    y separately published work icon A Book of Australian Verse Judith Wright (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1956 Z565053 1956 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1968 pg. 214
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems Rosemary Dobson , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z33041 1973 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 38
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems Rosemary Dobson , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z33041 1973 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1980 pg. 38
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    y separately published work icon Collected Poems Rosemary Dobson , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z152001 1991 selected work poetry drama North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 38
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    y separately published work icon The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 195-196

Works about this Work

Over the Frontier : The Poetry of Rosemary Dobson Veronica Brady , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry and Gender : Statements and Essays in Australian Women's Poetry and Poetics 1989; (p. 105-127) Caught in the Draught: On Contemporary Australian Culture and Society 1994; (p. 191-220)
Art Builds on Art : Rosemary Dobson and Thea Proctor Robyn S. Heales , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 64-71)

Examines the way in which paintings have affected Dobson's work, and focuses on Dobson's "habit of juxtaposing what one might call human reality with an aesthetic reality which is created out of the description of a painting" (65). Compares Dobson's poetry with Thea Proctor's artistic technique.

Over the Frontier : The Poetry of Rosemary Dobson Veronica Brady , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Poetry and Gender : Statements and Essays in Australian Women's Poetry and Poetics 1989; (p. 105-127) Caught in the Draught: On Contemporary Australian Culture and Society 1994; (p. 191-220)
Art Builds on Art : Rosemary Dobson and Thea Proctor Robyn S. Heales , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 64-71)

Examines the way in which paintings have affected Dobson's work, and focuses on Dobson's "habit of juxtaposing what one might call human reality with an aesthetic reality which is created out of the description of a painting" (65). Compares Dobson's poetry with Thea Proctor's artistic technique.

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