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Issue Details: First known date: 1922... 1922 The Hound of the Road
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Notes

  • In two parts: I 'Tunes of Memory' pp. 1 - 71; II The Gate of the Road' pp. 73 - 159
  • Part II is prefaced by an extract from Tennyson's 'Morte d'Arthur'.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1922 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The First Latch, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore ponders violence within families, the worth of the Law, and the human need for 'simples', for innocent song.
(p. 3 - 5) Section: Tunes of Memory
The Living and the Loved, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore writes of a woman whose beauty lay in her character and of her love for a man who was married. Querying to whom the man was really contracted leads her to consider the imponderables of life.
(p. 6 - 10) Section: Tunes of Memory
Of Definition, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore suggests men tell tales to other men, whereas women tell them to children, leading her to query the significance of tales, as well as a number of apparent paradoxes in the human situation.
(p. 11 - 13) Section: Tunes of Memory
The House of Memory, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore writes of the impossibility of knowing anything as another person knows it. Considering the differences between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom, she speculates that the difference lies in the human capacity to remember ideas.
(p. 14 - 24) Section: Tunes of Memory
The Whistling Men, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore regrets that men seem to no longer whistle, seeming instead to prefer raucous singing, particularly in the bath. She looks back at the place whistling held in her own life and further back into the past.
(p. 25 - 29) Section: Tunes of Memory
The Bent Twig, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
In a series of vignettes Gilmore illustrates how talent and creativity can be lost through lack of opportunity and unfavourable circumstances. She disagrees with the view that poverty is an aid to genius.
(p. 30 - 37) Section: Tunes of Memory
In the Mind of a Dreamer, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore wonders if birds, being so brilliantly coloured themselves, are aware of colour around them. Further, she discusses the experience of colour, the impact of the unfamiliar, and the gift of thought.
(p. 38 - 43) Section: Tunes of Memory
The Trap-Door Spider, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore writes of the creatures that fascinated her as a child. She tells the story of a poisoned boot and ponders the nature of fear.
(p. 44 - 48) Section: Tunes of Memory
The Painter's Mother, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Celebrates an unnamed Irish woman who married a pioneer in Africa and raised her children there. Many years later she arrived in Sydney, where she told Gilmore her story.
(p. 49 - 53) Section: Tunes of Memory
Chimneys of History, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore reflects on Scottish settlers in Australia and the importance of family history.
(p. 54 - 67) Section: Tunes of Memory
Plovers in the Wheat, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
A young girl is chased by a plover which is defending its nest.
(p. 68 - 70) Section: Tunes of Memory
By the Dark Hut, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore asks the unanswerable questions arising from death.
(p. 71) Section: Tunes of Memory
Furrow and Star, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore reflects on the mysteries of the natural world and the human condition.
(p. 75 - 84) Section: The Gate of the Road
In the Blood of Martyrs, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore asks what, and where, is The Church.
(p. 85 - 90) Section: The Gate of the Road
Roads of Remembrance, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore writes about the romance and importance of roads and exploration. Amongst the stories she relates is that of the nurse of Roger Tichborne, probably the one person in Australia who could have identified, or otherwise, the claimants to his title and fortune.
(p. 91 - 105) Section: The Gate of the Road
On the Way to Bungendore, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore describes travelling on foot in the rain. When she stops to rest for the night she ponders the power of words to stir the emotions, even when the events they relate to are long in the past.
(p. 106-111) Section: The Gate of the Road
In the Street of Peter and Paul, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore reflects on the 'Mother of all Churches', wisdom, and loss.
(p. 112 - 119) Section: The Gate of the Road
Interlude of the Hut, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay

Gilmore muses on writers and their writing.

(p. 120 - 125) Section: The Gate of the Road
Akaroon! Akaroon!, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work essay
Gilmore writes of how time has taken those she knew in her youth on different paths.
(p. 126 - 128) Section: The Gate of the Road
On the Track to Braidwood, Mary Gilmore , 1922 single work short story
In an empty hut on the road to Braidwood, Gilmore finds a group of a woman's possessions including a pincushion with a note fastened to it. When she opens the note she discovers a poem written by some unknown hand.
(p. 129-138) Section: The Gate of the Road

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Essayist in Australia George Mackaness , 1933 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 February vol. 5 no. 2 1933; (p. 18-20)
A history and critical appraisal of the Australian essay tradition.
Mary Gilmore 1923 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 20 January 1923; (p. 3)

— Review of The Hound of the Road Mary Gilmore , 1922 selected work essay short story
This review is highly complimentary of Mary Gilmore's poetry and describes some of the inspirations for her writing, such as places she has lived.
[Review] The Hound of the Road 1923 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 September vol. 44 no. 2276 1923; (p. 3)

— Review of The Hound of the Road Mary Gilmore , 1922 selected work essay short story
Mary Gilmore 1923 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 20 January 1923; (p. 3)

— Review of The Hound of the Road Mary Gilmore , 1922 selected work essay short story
This review is highly complimentary of Mary Gilmore's poetry and describes some of the inspirations for her writing, such as places she has lived.
[Review] The Hound of the Road 1923 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 September vol. 44 no. 2276 1923; (p. 3)

— Review of The Hound of the Road Mary Gilmore , 1922 selected work essay short story
The Essayist in Australia George Mackaness , 1933 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 February vol. 5 no. 2 1933; (p. 18-20)
A history and critical appraisal of the Australian essay tradition.
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