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Issue Details: First known date: 1944... no. [6] Autumn 1944 of Angry Penguins est. 1940-1943 Angry Penguins
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Notes

  • This issue includes some reproductions of Aboriginal art.

    Also included are some commentaries and criticisms on art, music and politics, along with a section of poetry from American writers including Harry Roskolenko.

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the 1944 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Cultural Stream, Max Harris , John Reed , single work column (p. iv)
Introduction : The Darkening Ecliptic 1944, Max Harris , single work criticism (p. 2-6)
Preface and Statement, 'Ern Malley' , single work prose
Ern Malley's introductory remarks to The Darkening Ecliptic.
(p. 7)
The Darkening Ecliptic, 'Ern Malley' , collected work poetry (p. 7-33)
Note: Includes all the poems comprising The Darkening Ecliptic.
Durer: Innsbruck, 1495i"I had often, cowled in the slumberous heavy air,", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 8)
Sonnets for the Novachord : (i)i"Rise from the wrist, o kestrel", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 9)
Sonnets for the Novachord : (ii)i"Poetry: the loaves and fishes,", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 10)
Sweet Williami"I have avoided your wide English eyes:", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 11)
Boult to Marinai"Only a part of me shall triumph in this", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 12)
Sybillinei"That rabbit's foot I carried in my left pocket", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Night Piecei"The swung torch scatters seeds", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 15)
Documentary Filmi"Innumerable the images", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Palinodei"There are ribald interventions", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 18)
Night-Piece (Alternate Version)i"The intemperate torch grazed", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 19)
Baroque Exteriori"When the hysterical vision strikes", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 20)
Perspective Lovesongi"It was a night when the planets", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Culture as Exhibiti"`Swamps, marshes, borrow-pits and other", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Egyptian Registeri"The hand burns resinous in the evening sky", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Young Prince of Tyrei"Inattentive, suborned, betrayed, and shiftless,", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Colloquy with John Keatsi"I have been bitter with you, my brother,", 'Ern Malley' , single work poetry (p. 29-30)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Cover illustration for this issue is Sidney Nolan's The Sole Arabian Tree.

Works about this Work

'Indecent Advertisements' 2002 single work non-fiction
— Appears in: Jacket , June no. 17 2002;
The Ern Malley Affair Michael Heyward , 2002 extract criticism (The Ern Malley Affair)
— Appears in: Jacket , June no. 17 2002;
The Hoax Max Harris , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Darkening Ecliptic 1993; (p. 1-20)

This article largely combines two previous articles by Harris - 'From the Introduction to the 1961 Edition of Ern Malley's Poems 'and 'Forty Four Years on...' - both of which were published in The Poems of Ern Malley (1988).

The criticism tracks the origin and progress of the Ern Malley Hoax beginning with the letters sent to Harris by Malley's sister, 'Ethel Malley', through the media discovery of the deception, the trial on indecency charges and the response to the hoax from the United Kingdom and the USA.

Harris provides a summary of the trial in which he was charged with having published fourteen 'indecent advertisements'. (Seven of the fourteen were from The Darkening Ecliptic; the others included the Peter Cowan short story, 'The Fence'.)

In the final section of the criticism, Harris reflects on the uniqueness of literary and cultural developments in Australia in the years since the first publication of Ern Malley's poems in Angry Penguins no.[6] in 1944 and in particular emphasises the role of Modernism.

Appendix : Ern Malley's Poems, 1961 Max Harris , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Darkening Ecliptic 1961; (p. 42-56)

A summary of the trial in which the editor of Angry Penguins was charged with having published fourteen 'indecent advertisements'. (Seven of the fourteen were from The Darkening Ecliptic; the others included the Peter Cowan short story, 'The Fence'.) The summary includes a transcript of a substantial part of the judgement handed down by the magistrate Mr L. E. Clarke.

The Ern Malley Story John Thompson , 1959 single work criticism
— Appears in: For the Uncanny Man : Essays, Mainly Literary 1963; (p. 160-183) Jacket , June no. 17 2002;
Feathers Fly R. G. H. , 1944 single work review
— Appears in: Jacket , June no. 17 2002;

— Review of Angry Penguins no. [6] Autumn 1944 periodical issue ; Meanjin Papers vol. 3 no. 1 Autumn 1944 periodical issue
The Ern Malley Affair Michael Heyward , 2002 extract criticism (The Ern Malley Affair)
— Appears in: Jacket , June no. 17 2002;
'Indecent Advertisements' 2002 single work non-fiction
— Appears in: Jacket , June no. 17 2002;
Appendix : Ern Malley's Poems, 1961 Max Harris , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Darkening Ecliptic 1961; (p. 42-56)

A summary of the trial in which the editor of Angry Penguins was charged with having published fourteen 'indecent advertisements'. (Seven of the fourteen were from The Darkening Ecliptic; the others included the Peter Cowan short story, 'The Fence'.) The summary includes a transcript of a substantial part of the judgement handed down by the magistrate Mr L. E. Clarke.

The Hoax Max Harris , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Darkening Ecliptic 1993; (p. 1-20)

This article largely combines two previous articles by Harris - 'From the Introduction to the 1961 Edition of Ern Malley's Poems 'and 'Forty Four Years on...' - both of which were published in The Poems of Ern Malley (1988).

The criticism tracks the origin and progress of the Ern Malley Hoax beginning with the letters sent to Harris by Malley's sister, 'Ethel Malley', through the media discovery of the deception, the trial on indecency charges and the response to the hoax from the United Kingdom and the USA.

Harris provides a summary of the trial in which he was charged with having published fourteen 'indecent advertisements'. (Seven of the fourteen were from The Darkening Ecliptic; the others included the Peter Cowan short story, 'The Fence'.)

In the final section of the criticism, Harris reflects on the uniqueness of literary and cultural developments in Australia in the years since the first publication of Ern Malley's poems in Angry Penguins no.[6] in 1944 and in particular emphasises the role of Modernism.

A Summing-Up : Brian Elliott Gives Ern Malley Decent Burial:- Brian Elliott , 1944 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1944; (p. 116-120) The Temperament of Generations : Fifty Years of Writing in Meanjin 1990; (p. 20-23)
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