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Notes

  • Collection of talks and articles written over the years 1954-1974
  • Partial contents indexed; remainder pending

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Oxford University Press , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Wisdom of Innocence : John Shaw Neilson, Judith Wright , 1975 single work criticism biography
Wright describes John Shaw Neilson's poetry as "simple yet profound" and the poet as "feeling not thinking" in this assessment. Because of his poor eyesight and work responsibilities, Shaw Neilson favoured short stanzas with regular repetition, but he employed "highly adapted methods to embody an idiosyncratic vision". A. G. Stephens' editorial intervention in these poems was expected, but it sometimes compromised the poet's artistic integrity.
(p. 89-106)

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Works about this Work

Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 March 1976; (p. 18)

— Review of Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 7 no. 4 1976; (p. 440-444)

— Review of The Grammar of the Real : Selected Prose, 1959-1974 James McAuley , 1975 selected work criticism prose ; Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography ; The Broad Stream : Aspects of Australian Literature Douglas Stewart , 1975 selected work criticism
Untitled Val Vallis , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 April 1976; (p. 432)

— Review of Judith Wright A. D. Hope , 1975 single work criticism ; Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled B. Elliott , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 March 1976; (p. 24)

— Review of A Map of Australian Verse : The Twentieth Century James McAuley , 1975 selected work criticism ; Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 7 no. 4 1976; (p. 440-444)

— Review of The Grammar of the Real : Selected Prose, 1959-1974 James McAuley , 1975 selected work criticism prose ; Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography ; The Broad Stream : Aspects of Australian Literature Douglas Stewart , 1975 selected work criticism
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 November 1975; (p. 13)

— Review of The Directions of Australian Fiction, 1920-1974 D. R. Burns , 1975 single work criticism ; Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography ; The Broad Stream : Aspects of Australian Literature Douglas Stewart , 1975 selected work criticism
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 March 1976; (p. 18)

— Review of Because I was Invited Judith Wright , 1975 selected work prose criticism biography
The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Australian Poetry : Reflections on Nature, Space and Identity Jayne Fenton-Keane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 1-40)
Jayne Fenton Keane's essay presents an overview of the many treatments of nature rendered by a host of contemporary Australian poets. (v)
Poets at Large Peter Porter , 1976 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 64 1976; (p. 41-46)
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