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y separately published work icon Songs of the Army of the Night selected work   poetry  
  • Author:agent Francis Adams http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/adams-francis
Issue Details: First known date: 1888... 1888 Songs of the Army of the Night
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Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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A.C. Fifield , 1910 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Death at Seai"Dead in the sheep pen! He lies", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 78-79)
The Outcasts (Melbourne)i"Here to the parks they come,", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 80)
To Sydney Jephcott (The Friend My Verse Won for Me)i""Take care with all my heart, friend, this,", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 80)
In the Sea-Gardens (Sydney)i"Yonder the band is playing", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 80-81)
Australiai"I see a Land of desperate droughts and floods:", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 82)
Henry Georgei"I came to buy a book. It was a shop", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 83-84)
William Wallace (for the Ballarat Statue of Him)i"This is Scotch William Wallace. It was He", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 85)
The Australian Flagi"Pure blue Flag of heaven", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 85-86)
A Fooli"He asked me of my friend - "A clever man;", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 92-95)
From a Verandah (Sydney)i"O city lapped in sun and Sabbath rest,", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 106)
A Story (for the Irish Delegates in Australia)i"Do you want to hear a story", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 111-113)
Dirge (Brisbane)i"Bury him without a word!", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 118-119)
Fling Out the Flag (for the Australian Labour Federation)i"Fling out the flag! Let her flap and rise in the rush of the eager air,", Francis Adams , single work poetry (p. 119-121)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1890 .
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • The author's own copy with corrections and original verse.

      Holdings

      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Location: Manuscript Section
      Local Id: MS 7366

Works about this Work

The Long 1890s : Henry Lawson, Francis Adams and the Anglo-Australian Network in London. Paul Eggert , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script & Print , July vol. 40 no. 3 2016; (p. 133-143)
'The article presents an essay discussing the link between history and literature. The author highlights the influence of Ango-Australian ideologies to the formation of the culture and literature in Australia, and discusses the life of notable writers in the country including Francis Adams, and Henry Lawson including some of their noteworthy literary pieces.' (Publication abstract)
East–West Turnings : Australian and American Poetry in Light of Asia Paul Kane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 107-118)

'I want to suggest in this essay something unremarkable, in the sense that it has already been remarked upon quite a lot: that both American and Australian poetry engages with the East in significant ways...With the rise of postcolonial studies, we have learned a good deal about the intersections of history, culture, power and perception. This has become not so much a field of study as a veritable Outback of study, except it isn't Outback at all: it's front and centre. But perhaps because the point is so obvious to us now we might gain something by looking at it afresh, or at least again.

My interest here, however, is not primarily in postcolonial perspectives or orientalism or subaltern studies or other similar undertakings, which typically analyse structures of dominance and resistance and illuminate ideological implications and mystifications. Indeed, the superabundance of such studies is already in excess of anything I could add. Nor am I considering the wealth of literary works that constitute Asian-American or Asian-Australian literature. My perspective is more limited, and perhaps...unremarkable. I simply want to suggest that the East so-called has also functioned as generative force - whether as provocation or inspiration - for certain poets in Australia and America, beginning in the nineteenth century and especially recently, and that there are some unusual features to this phenomenon worthy of inspection. I am going to note several examples of such poets and then say something about possible conclusions we might draw as we look to the future.' (pp. 107-108)

Francis Adams and Songs of the Army of the Night : Negotiating Difference, Maintaining Commitment Meg Tasker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Poetry , vol. 40 no. 1 2002; (p. 71-85)
Discusses Adams's 'ability to negotiate multiple writing positions and voices in order to reach widely different readerships in both the colonies and the motherland. Examines the way in which he adopts 'the form of popular verse, using vernacular forms and diction ... [and] constructs a persona that is consistent with much of his more "literary" writing' and which 'allows the "implied poet" of the wholoe volume to be constructed as both a member of the oppressed masses and a middle-class sympathiser.' (p.71)
y separately published work icon Struggle and Storm : The Life and Death of Francis Adams Meg Tasker , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2001 Z863760 2001 single work biography
Literary Notes : Australasian 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Critic , 1 November vol. 1 no. 2 1890; (p. 37)
A column canvassing current literary news including announcements of new publications such as G. B. Barton's History of New South Wales from the Records and Francis Adams's Songs of the Army of the Night.
East–West Turnings : Australian and American Poetry in Light of Asia Paul Kane , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 107-118)

'I want to suggest in this essay something unremarkable, in the sense that it has already been remarked upon quite a lot: that both American and Australian poetry engages with the East in significant ways...With the rise of postcolonial studies, we have learned a good deal about the intersections of history, culture, power and perception. This has become not so much a field of study as a veritable Outback of study, except it isn't Outback at all: it's front and centre. But perhaps because the point is so obvious to us now we might gain something by looking at it afresh, or at least again.

My interest here, however, is not primarily in postcolonial perspectives or orientalism or subaltern studies or other similar undertakings, which typically analyse structures of dominance and resistance and illuminate ideological implications and mystifications. Indeed, the superabundance of such studies is already in excess of anything I could add. Nor am I considering the wealth of literary works that constitute Asian-American or Asian-Australian literature. My perspective is more limited, and perhaps...unremarkable. I simply want to suggest that the East so-called has also functioned as generative force - whether as provocation or inspiration - for certain poets in Australia and America, beginning in the nineteenth century and especially recently, and that there are some unusual features to this phenomenon worthy of inspection. I am going to note several examples of such poets and then say something about possible conclusions we might draw as we look to the future.' (pp. 107-108)

Literary Notes : Australasian 1890 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian Critic , 1 November vol. 1 no. 2 1890; (p. 37)
A column canvassing current literary news including announcements of new publications such as G. B. Barton's History of New South Wales from the Records and Francis Adams's Songs of the Army of the Night.
y separately published work icon Struggle and Storm : The Life and Death of Francis Adams Meg Tasker , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2001 Z863760 2001 single work biography
Francis Adams and Songs of the Army of the Night : Negotiating Difference, Maintaining Commitment Meg Tasker , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Poetry , vol. 40 no. 1 2002; (p. 71-85)
Discusses Adams's 'ability to negotiate multiple writing positions and voices in order to reach widely different readerships in both the colonies and the motherland. Examines the way in which he adopts 'the form of popular verse, using vernacular forms and diction ... [and] constructs a persona that is consistent with much of his more "literary" writing' and which 'allows the "implied poet" of the wholoe volume to be constructed as both a member of the oppressed masses and a middle-class sympathiser.' (p.71)
The Long 1890s : Henry Lawson, Francis Adams and the Anglo-Australian Network in London. Paul Eggert , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Script & Print , July vol. 40 no. 3 2016; (p. 133-143)
'The article presents an essay discussing the link between history and literature. The author highlights the influence of Ango-Australian ideologies to the formation of the culture and literature in Australia, and discusses the life of notable writers in the country including Francis Adams, and Henry Lawson including some of their noteworthy literary pieces.' (Publication abstract)
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