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Beach Burial single work   poetry   war literature   "Softly and humbly to the Gulf of Arabs"
Composed: Al Alamein,
North Africa, Africa,
Issue Details: First known date: 1944... 1944 Beach Burial
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Greek
Greek and English texts published on facing pages
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Poetry Synchrone Australiane Poiese : anthologese metaphrase Dimitris Tsaloumas , Dimitris Tsaloumas (translator), Thessaloniki : Nea Poreia , 1985 Z408614 1985 anthology poetry This bilingual anthology is a collection of some 150 short poems written post-World War II from 57 well-known Australian writers. It is divided generally into those writing before and after 1960, with each year serving as a marker to the influence of 'post-war affluence and admass techniculture'. A general theme of the collection involves the variousness of the experience of life through perceptions and descriptions of people and places. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1986 pg. 2-3

Works about this Work

Corrosive Littoral : On the Beach with Kenneth Slessor Peter Kirkpatrick , 2022 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modernism/Modernity , vol. 7 no. 2 2022;
y separately published work icon The Poetry of Kenneth Slessor : Student Book Anthony Bosco , Emily Bosco , Hannah Rappell , Gladesville : Into English , 2022 24870740 2022 single work criticism

'This student book is a study of the prescribed poems of Kenneth Slessor, along with a variety of other poems, prose fiction, and non-fiction texts. It has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.

'By engaging in close reading of:

  1. ‘Wild Grapes’

  2. ‘Gulliver’

  3. ‘Out of Time’

  4. ‘Vesper-Song of the Reverend Samuel Marsden’

  5. ‘William Street’

  6. ‘Beach Burial’

'alongside the following texts: Susan B. Anthony’s ‘On Women’s Right to Vote’, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’, Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Pedestrian’, George Orwell’s ‘The Sporting Spirit’ and Geraldine Brooks’ ‘A Home in Fiction’, students will develop their knowledge of how texts provide insight into the emotions, behaviour, and motivations that form the core of human experiences.'(Publication summary) 

Raising Awareness about the Plight of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Debra Adelaide , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney PEN Magazine , November 2017; (p. 6-7)

'The Empathy Poems project is designed to raise awareness about the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. It is a response in particular to the situation in Australia, where asylum seekers have been banished offshore and treated in the most inhumane manner, leading to despair, suffering and deprivation. Their treatment is almost unimaginable, coming as it does from a civilised nation.' (Introduction)

Herbert C. Jaffa, 1920-2013 A Sheaf of Remembrances John Scheckter , Laurie Hergenhan , Nicholas Birns , 2014 single work biography
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 267-274)
Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971) : 'Beach Burial' Geoff Page , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sixty Classic Australian Poems 2009; (p. 59-61)
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  • Al Alamein,
    North Africa, Africa,
  • 1940s
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