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Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 Hammers over the Anvil
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Hammers over the Anvil Peter Hepworth , ( dir. Ann Turner ) Adelaide : Harvest Productions South Australian Film Corporation , 1992 Z1686158 1992 single work film/TV

In 1910, Alan Marshall is a thirteen-year-old boy who has been crippled by polio but still dreams of being a famous horseman like the town's hero, East Driscoll. That summer, however, he learns a lesson that will ultimately shape the rest of his life.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Jim Smith of the South Ecklin bush, one of the last of the camp-fire tale tellers who shared the same anvil as myself

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Nelson , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Duke' McLeod, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story (p. 1-9)
Mick Hanrahan, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 10-12)
Peter McLeod, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 13-18)
Jimmy Virtue, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 19-20)
Elsie, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 21-24)
East Driscoll, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 25-29)
Joe's Home, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 30-38)
Miss Armitage, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 39-43)
Pat Corrigan, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 44-49)
Mr Thomas, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 50-52)
The Ostrich Man, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 53-63)
Miss Trengrove, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 64-71)
Fear, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 72-76)
Old Mrs Bilson, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 77-88)
Judy Fliesher, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 89-92)
Freckles Jack, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 93-97)
Miss McAlister, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 98-110)
Snarly Burns, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 111)
Miss Barlow, Alan Marshall , 1974 single work short story autobiography (p. 112-115)
Miss McPherson, Alan Marshall , 1975 single work short story autobiography (p. 116-120)
* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Filming of "Hammers Over the Anvil", Peter Harvey-Wright , 1994 single work prose (p. 137-149)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Razkazi Mi Za Pujkata, Dzo
Language: Bulgarian
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Razkazi Mi Za Pujkata, Dzo Alan Marshall , Sofia : Nar. Kultura , 1978 Z1293430 1978 selected work prose short story autobiography humour Translation of Bumping into Friends, Tell us about the Turkey, Jo, and Hammers over the Anvil. Sofia : Nar. Kultura , 1978

Works about this Work

Radical Nationalism and Socialist Realism in Alan Marshall's Autobiographical Writing John McLaren , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 229-244)
'Alan Marshall's work has either been neglected or has been discussed in the context of its contribution to the Australian identity or as an example of Australian autobiography. This essay examines his early novel and his three directly autobiographical works to argue that he uses his studies of popular Australian values to develop a basis for an inclusive Australian democracy. The argument of the essay is that the socialist realist doctrines of the Realist Writers Group and his bush background influence his choice of voice and form, but that the politics of his work has been overlooked. This, as well as his reputation as a popular author, accounts for the unjust critical neglect of his work.' (Publisher's abstract)
Where Certainty Lies : His Father's World Chester Eagle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Well in the Shadow : A Writer's Journey through Australian Literature 2010; (p. 177-197)
'Some thoughts about the values inherent in Alan Marshall's writing.' (Author's note.)
Alan Marshall : Trapped in His Own Image John McLaren , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 85-99)
Alan Marshall ... wrote for a popular audience, to which he conveyed an image of the ordinary Australian as a decent, egalitarian battler, suspicious of authority but always ready to help his mates ... he also created an image of himself as one of them who had, helped by his rural community, overcome the particular disadvantage of infantile paralysis with courage and good humour ... Toward the end of his life, however, he published a collection of stories that show a dark underside of violence and brutality beneath the surface geniality. Far from destroying the earlier image of the Australian, however, these stories discover a strength by which his people endured their darkness.' (p.85)
Untitled John McLaren , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 192)

— Review of Hammers over the Anvil Alan Marshall , 1975 selected work short story autobiography
The Happy Warrior John Morrison , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 96 1984; (p. 21-24) The Happy Warrior 1987; (p. 40-50)
Untitled Kylie Tennant , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 20 no. 8 1976; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Hammers over the Anvil Alan Marshall , 1975 selected work short story autobiography
Untitled John McLaren , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 192)

— Review of Hammers over the Anvil Alan Marshall , 1975 selected work short story autobiography
Alan Marshall Looks Back to His Youth Judah Waten , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 October 1975; (p. 6)

— Review of Hammers over the Anvil Alan Marshall , 1975 selected work short story autobiography
Alan Marshall : Trapped in His Own Image John McLaren , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 85-99)
Alan Marshall ... wrote for a popular audience, to which he conveyed an image of the ordinary Australian as a decent, egalitarian battler, suspicious of authority but always ready to help his mates ... he also created an image of himself as one of them who had, helped by his rural community, overcome the particular disadvantage of infantile paralysis with courage and good humour ... Toward the end of his life, however, he published a collection of stories that show a dark underside of violence and brutality beneath the surface geniality. Far from destroying the earlier image of the Australian, however, these stories discover a strength by which his people endured their darkness.' (p.85)
Where Certainty Lies : His Father's World Chester Eagle , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Well in the Shadow : A Writer's Journey through Australian Literature 2010; (p. 177-197)
'Some thoughts about the values inherent in Alan Marshall's writing.' (Author's note.)
Radical Nationalism and Socialist Realism in Alan Marshall's Autobiographical Writing John McLaren , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 229-244)
'Alan Marshall's work has either been neglected or has been discussed in the context of its contribution to the Australian identity or as an example of Australian autobiography. This essay examines his early novel and his three directly autobiographical works to argue that he uses his studies of popular Australian values to develop a basis for an inclusive Australian democracy. The argument of the essay is that the socialist realist doctrines of the Realist Writers Group and his bush background influence his choice of voice and form, but that the politics of his work has been overlooked. This, as well as his reputation as a popular author, accounts for the unjust critical neglect of his work.' (Publisher's abstract)
Discontinuous Autobiography : Some Work of Alan Marshall and Bruce Beaver John McLaren , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Autobiographical and Biographical Writing in the Commonwealth 1984; (p. 147-151)
The Happy Warrior John Morrison , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 96 1984; (p. 21-24) The Happy Warrior 1987; (p. 40-50)
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