The Earth Lover single work   poetry   "Let me lie in the grass-"
Issue Details: First known date: 1932... 1932 The Earth Lover
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The Novelist as Occasional Poet : Patrick White and Katharine Susannah Prichard Glen Phillips , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White Centenary : The Legacy of a Prodigal Son 2014; (p. 196-209)
‘Few novelists are appreciated as much for their poetry as for their novels. Perhaps Thomas Hardy and D H Lawrence are among the rare exceptions. Some novelists go so far as to order the destruction of their poetry manuscripts, especially if classifiable as mainly juvenilia. I imagine that, as many novelists have done, writing occasional poems in one's youth is a good deal less taxing than the laborious penning of several early novels in draft form. Early `prentice' works such as these are frequently shredded or burned by novelists when their reputations have been established in the course of their developing careers. In many cases early experimental works are 'raided' by the novelist in later life, Patrick White, when it came to his oeuvre, rarely referred to his early work in poetry; neither indeed have his critics. No such reticence existed on the part of Katharine Susannah Prichard or on the part of the enthusiasts of her work. The more significant of her slim volumes of poems, The Earth Lover, was published in 1932 only three years before White's own second small volume, The Ploughman and Other Poems (1935).’ (Introduction)
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
The Novelist as Occasional Poet : Patrick White and Katharine Susannah Prichard Glen Phillips , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White Centenary : The Legacy of a Prodigal Son 2014; (p. 196-209)
‘Few novelists are appreciated as much for their poetry as for their novels. Perhaps Thomas Hardy and D H Lawrence are among the rare exceptions. Some novelists go so far as to order the destruction of their poetry manuscripts, especially if classifiable as mainly juvenilia. I imagine that, as many novelists have done, writing occasional poems in one's youth is a good deal less taxing than the laborious penning of several early novels in draft form. Early `prentice' works such as these are frequently shredded or burned by novelists when their reputations have been established in the course of their developing careers. In many cases early experimental works are 'raided' by the novelist in later life, Patrick White, when it came to his oeuvre, rarely referred to his early work in poetry; neither indeed have his critics. No such reticence existed on the part of Katharine Susannah Prichard or on the part of the enthusiasts of her work. The more significant of her slim volumes of poems, The Earth Lover, was published in 1932 only three years before White's own second small volume, The Ploughman and Other Poems (1935).’ (Introduction)
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