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Notes

  • Epigraph: Nature is part of our humanity, and without some awareness and experience of that divine mystery, man ceases to be man. When the Pleiades, and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were, a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity. Henry Beston, The Outermost House

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Primavera Press , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Evoking that Sense of Wonder : Scientific Foreword, E. J. Steele , single work criticism (p. 17-22)
Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson : Introduction, Dorothy Green , single work biography (p. 24-36)
Degenerate Birds, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 43-49)
The Eloquence of Eyes, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 97-103)
Death in Nature, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 120-123)
Migrating Men, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 146-150)
Bernier Island, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 154-165)
An Embarkation, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 166-169)
Corroboree, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 170-175)
Caves Near Busselton, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 176-183)
Australian Uplands, E. L. Grant Watson , single work prose (p. 184-190)
Out There, E. L. Grant Watson , single work short story (p. 211-229)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Primavera Press , 1990 .
      Extent: 245p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Scientific Forword by E. J. Steele 'Evoking That Sense of Wonder'.(pp.17-22).
      • Dorothy Green, 'Introduction Elliot Lovegood Grant Watson' (pp.25-36).
      • In 1990 Primavera Press published Descent of Spirit. The book resulted from approaches Paul Brennan of Primavera Press made to both Josephine Spence, the daughter of Grant Watson, and the literary historian Dorothy Green. For a number of years Green had been working on a biography of Grant Watson and she wrote a biographical introduction to the book. A scientific introduction was written by Dr E.J. (Ted) Steele of the Department of Biology, University of Wollongong. The book was launched in February 1990 at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra by Barry Jones, Minister for Science. During the course of publishing the book, Brennan established a close working relationship with Josephine Spence. Spence appointed Brennan as the agent for E.L. Grant Watson's works. (Guide to the Papers of Paul Brennan. MS 8116. National Library of Australia).
      ISBN: 0958949492

Works about this Work

'It Was to Have Been my Best Book' : Dorothy Green and E. L. Grant Watson Suzanne Falkiner , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 10 2010;
'When literary critic Dorothy Green died in 1991, those in her immediate circle were mystified to learn that little trace of the biography of English writer E. L. Grant Watson, which she was known to have been researching for some twenty years, had been found among her papers. This article examines the reasons why.' (Author's abstract)
Book of the Film Suzanne Falkiner , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , August no. 45 1992; (p. 8)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
A World of Wondrous Uncertainty Barney Roberts , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
Untitled Peter Cowan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 36 no. 1 1991; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
Certain Irony in New Book and Summit Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1990; (p. 31)
Reviving a Sense fo Wonder John Larkin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 April 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
Beyond Darwin to the Grand Design Sally Morrison , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 April 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
A Sense of Wonder Jennifer Mary Dabbs , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 119 1990; (p. 29)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
Untitled Peter Cowan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , March vol. 36 no. 1 1991; (p. 89-90)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
A World of Wondrous Uncertainty Barney Roberts , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 7)

— Review of Descent of Spirit : Writings of E.L. Grant Watson E. L. Grant Watson , 1990 selected work short story prose biography criticism
'It Was to Have Been my Best Book' : Dorothy Green and E. L. Grant Watson Suzanne Falkiner , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 10 2010;
'When literary critic Dorothy Green died in 1991, those in her immediate circle were mystified to learn that little trace of the biography of English writer E. L. Grant Watson, which she was known to have been researching for some twenty years, had been found among her papers. This article examines the reasons why.' (Author's abstract)
Rediscovering Watson Patricia Rolfe , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 February vol. 112 no. 5707 1990; (p. 91)
Certain Irony in New Book and Summit Robert Hefner , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 February 1990; (p. 31)
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