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Notes

  • Dedication: For Richenda and Jan.
  • Includes Preface. Divided into chronological sections.
  • Epigraph: Who raises his song / At the head of the throng / Must live what he sings. / Who seeks the calm / At the heart of the storm / Must pay with his wings.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Edwards and Shaw , 1958 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
On the Retreati"I sometimes long for very silent lights,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 14)
In Flandersi"Stands a church near Veurne in Flanders", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 14)
Blakei"His giant mind a fiery tower,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 15)
Blinded in Spaini"When I bring you your food,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 15)
Soldiersi"And every time I see you marching, soldiers,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 16)
Twenty-second of Junei"Size my strength with widest measure,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 18-20)
Oranjei"Friend, have you ever seen the Zuider Zee", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 21-24)
Lament for the Gordonsi"I sing of the Gordons,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Coming Homei"As the train slowly draws near Shansi", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
How Glad I Wasi"When thought and word are joined in rhyme", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 26)
Lives to Wastei"The snow on the trees is breaking the branches,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 27)
Glasgow Spring Songi"I can already scent through driving sleet", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 28)
New Yorki"Here's the Bronx and here's the Bowery,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
One Day the Young Will Die no Morei"One day the young will die no more", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 29)
Distant Pointi"So you have crossed, Afinogenev,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 30)
Englandi"The dome of Saint Paul's from Fleet Street,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Returni"Shall we, my love, past many ages,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 31)
Dead Man's Gloryi"I write this while a plane drones overhead,", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 32)
South Welsh Prophecyi"Shall I again from some English gutter", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 34)
I am a Jewi"I am a Jew", David Martin , single work poetry (p. 35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Words, Memories and Dreams : David Martin Irmtraud Petersson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 73-86)

'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)

The Poems of David Martin Mary Gilmore , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , April vol. 18 no. 1 1959; (p. 112)
Poems of David Martin Judah Waten , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Guardian , 14 August 1958; (p. 5)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
[Review] Poems of David Martin M. H , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 28 August 1958; (p. 12)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
Every Poet Needs a Second-Best Friend Nancy Keesing , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 19 no. 4 1958; (p. 230-231)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
Poetry Chronicle R. F. Brissenden , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 17 no. 3 1958; (p. 342-348)

— Review of The Cathedral Clive Sansom , 1958 single work drama ; Antipodes in Shoes Geoffrey Dutton , 1958 selected work poetry ; Ramajerri : an Aboriginal ballad Clair White , 1958 single work poetry ; Selected Poems Marjory R. Casson , 1958 selected work poetry ; The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1958 anthology poetry ; Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry ; The Wattle and the Rowan John White , 1956 selected work poetry
[Review] Antipodes in Shoes [and] Poems of David Martin Gustav Cross , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 October 1958; (p. 12)

— Review of Antipodes in Shoes Geoffrey Dutton , 1958 selected work poetry ; Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
A "Poetry for the People" J. Medcalf , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , no. 3 1958; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
David Martin Russel Ward , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 13 1958; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
Every Poet Needs a Second-Best Friend Nancy Keesing , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 19 no. 4 1958; (p. 230-231)

— Review of Poems of David Martin, 1938-1958 David Martin , 1958 selected work poetry
The Poems of David Martin Mary Gilmore , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , April vol. 18 no. 1 1959; (p. 112)
Words, Memories and Dreams : David Martin Irmtraud Petersson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 73-86)

'David Martin (1915-1997) was one of the most versatile among the so-called migrant writers in Australia in the second half of the twentieth century and certainly one of the best known. His work became popular in many genres: poetry, novels, short stories, journalism, drama, radio-scripts, autobiography, and literature for children and young adults. In the latter area alone, he published fourteen novels, two picture books, a volume of poetry and an autobiography.' Many of his works have been published overseas and translated into other languages, but none so far have been reprinted. Martin also wrote political non-fiction, lectured at the Victorian Centre for Adult Education, was a sought-after speaker at literary events, and became well known as a critic and reviewer. Several groups within the Australian literary scene claimed David Martin as one of their own — socialist, Jewish, 'ethnic' or 'multicultural'. He wrote for Meanjin, for Overland (of which he was one of the founding members), and for numerous newspapers and other periodicals. A number of his stories have been turned into television and radio scripts.' (Introduction)

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