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Issue Details: First known date: 1944... 1944 One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939
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The definitive collection of work from one of Australia’s preeminent twentieth century poets, Kenneth Slessor, drawing from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). This selection was first published as One Hundred Poems in 1944 (with the addition of three further poems in 1957), and includes an introduction by Dennis Haskell and an Author’s Note. From his historical series, ‘Five Visions of Captain Cook’, to his memorial to the loss of a friend, the iconic ‘Five Bells’, and from the tragic landscape of El Alamein, influenced by his stint as a war correspondent and made famous in ‘Beach Burial’, to the meditation ‘Out of Time’, Slessor’s poetry continues to dazzle contemporary audiences. A master of modern verse, Slessor explores the themes of art, death and time, displaying an impressive range: from sorrow to satire, melodrama to poignant intensity. His work still influences and inspires younger generations, and the prestigious Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize is named in his honour.

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1944 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Earth-Visitors (to N.L.)i"There were strange riders once, came gusting down", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Nurembergi"So quiet it was in that high, sun-steeped room,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 5)
Pan at Lane Covei"Scaly with poison, bright with flame,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Taoisti"Those friends of Lao-Tzu, those wise old men", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Rubens' Innocentsi"If all those tumbling babes of heaven,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Marco Poloi"Reading how Marco Polo came", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 9-11)
Chessmeni"Chafing on flags of ebony and pearl,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 11)
Mangrovesi"These black bush-waters, heavy with crusted boughs", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 12)
Thief of the Mooni"Thief of the moon, thou robber of old delight,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Heine in Parisi"LATE : a cold smear of sunlight bathes the room;", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 13-16)
Winter Dawni"AT five I wake, rise, rub on the smoking pane", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 17-18)
The Man of Sentiment, Kenneth Slessor , single work drama (p. 18-28)
Thieves' Kitcheni"Good roaring pistol-boys, brave lads of gold,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
A Surrenderi"When, to those Venusbergs, thy breasts,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 29)
Starsi""THESE are the floating berries of the night,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 30)
The Ghosti"Bees of old Spanish wine", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 31)
Undinei"IN Undine's mirror the cutpurse found", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 32)
Next Turni"NO pause! The buried pipes ring out,", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 33)
City Nightfalli"SMOKE upon smoke; over the stone lips", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 33-34)
Adventure Bayi"Sophie's my world - my arm must soon or later", Kenneth Slessor , single work poetry (p. 34)

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Works about this Work

Slessor's Politics John Hawke , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 56 no. 3 1996; (p. 54-67)
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Adrian Caesar , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z451632 1995 single work criticism
Slessor Leon Cantrell , 1971 single work obituary (for Kenneth Slessor )
— Appears in: Makar , November vol. 7 no. 3 1971; (p. 1-3)
Untitled A. K. Thomson , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Critical Essays on Kenneth Slessor 1968; (p. 62-66)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry
Kenneth Slessor : Romantic and Modern Judith Wright , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Preoccupations in Australian Poetry 1965; (p. 145-159) Kenneth Slessor : Critical Readings 1997; (p. 62-76)
Selected Poems of Kenneth Slessor Fred Thomas , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry , June no. 15 1945; (p. 42-46)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry
Poetry is Not Dead A. R. Chisholm , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , vol. 17 no. 1 1945; (p. 114-118)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry ; Poems from the desert Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth , 1944 selected work poetry ; Spright and Geist R. G. H. , 1944 selected work poetry ; The Moonlit Doorway : Poems Kenneth Mackenzie , 1944 selected work poetry
Harbor and Ocean Douglas Stewart , 1944 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 November vol. 65 no. 3377 1944; (p. 2)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry
Poet of Time and the Waters R. H. Morrison , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 6 no. 1 1945; (p. 46-48)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry
Untitled Brian Elliott , 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1945; (p. 135-137)

— Review of One Hundred Poems : 1919-1939 Kenneth Slessor , 1944 selected work poetry
On Provincialism 1945 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Christmas edition) , 12 December vol. 66 no. 3435 1945; (p. 2)
y separately published work icon Kenneth Slessor Adrian Caesar , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z451632 1995 single work criticism
Slessor Leon Cantrell , 1971 single work obituary (for Kenneth Slessor )
— Appears in: Makar , November vol. 7 no. 3 1971; (p. 1-3)
Kenneth Slessor : Romantic and Modern Judith Wright , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Preoccupations in Australian Poetry 1965; (p. 145-159) Kenneth Slessor : Critical Readings 1997; (p. 62-76)
One Hundred Poems 1919-1939 : Index of First Lines 1954 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 15 no. 4 1954; (p. 301-303)
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