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Lament for St Maria Goretti single work   poetry   "Six o'clock. The virginal belly of a screen"
Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 Lament for St Maria Goretti
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'Death and the Woman' : Looking at Francis Webb's 'Lament for St Maria Goretti' Bernadette Brennan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 289-298)
The article compares Webb's poem 'Lament' with sculptures by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Although the two do not share any religious, philosphic or intellectual tradition, the author argues that they do share an artistic vision. She has chosen the point of comparison for two reasons : 'to emphasise that the ways in which absence and silence operate in literature and language should not be divorced from the ways in which they operate in other art forms' and 'because an aesthetics of vision that focuses on absence may help readers to see more clearly how Webb's language operates to make absence present' (291).
Deviation and Devotion : Francis Webb's 'Homosexual' Noel Rowe , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 184-191, notes 295-296)
Notes and Reflections on Webb's Last Poem "Lament for St Maria Goretti" David Lamond , R. D. Murphy , Michael Williamson , 1975 single work
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , September no. 56 1975; (p. 78-82)
'Death and the Woman' : Looking at Francis Webb's 'Lament for St Maria Goretti' Bernadette Brennan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 3 2004; (p. 289-298)
The article compares Webb's poem 'Lament' with sculptures by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Although the two do not share any religious, philosphic or intellectual tradition, the author argues that they do share an artistic vision. She has chosen the point of comparison for two reasons : 'to emphasise that the ways in which absence and silence operate in literature and language should not be divorced from the ways in which they operate in other art forms' and 'because an aesthetics of vision that focuses on absence may help readers to see more clearly how Webb's language operates to make absence present' (291).
Notes and Reflections on Webb's Last Poem "Lament for St Maria Goretti" David Lamond , R. D. Murphy , Michael Williamson , 1975 single work
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , September no. 56 1975; (p. 78-82)
Deviation and Devotion : Francis Webb's 'Homosexual' Noel Rowe , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 184-191, notes 295-296)
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