The Sound single work   poetry   "The final days, with grey straight lines of rain,"
Is part of Eyre All Alone Francis Webb 1961 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1959... 1959 The Sound
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  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 80 no. 4157 14 October 1959 Z595083 1959 periodical issue 1959 pg. 75
  • Appears in:
    y Socrates and Other Poems Francis Webb , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1961 Z551129 1961 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1961
  • Appears in:
    y New Impulses in Australian Poetry Rodney Hall (editor), Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968 Z548090 1968 anthology poetry

    This 'anthology of Australian poetry of the 1960s, was edited, with an introduction, by Rodney Hall and Thomas W. Shapcott. The keynote of these ‘new impulses’ was ‘a suspicion of idealism, and an inbred awareness of the consequences of totalitarian beliefs’. Authoritarianism in religion and politics was eschewed, as was the concept of national and international aggression. Major established poets such as Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and A. D. Hope are not represented because the editors felt that their poetry of the decade added little to their already defined stances. Their contemporaries, however, Gwen Harwood and Francis Webb, are given considerable space because they are important influences on younger poets.' (Source : The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, online edition)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1968
    pg. 137
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Francis Webb , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 Z551447 1969 selected work poetry radio play drama Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1969 pg. 191-192
  • Appears in:
    y The Land's Meaning L. M. Hannan (editor), B. A. Breen (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 Z873720 1973 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 pg. 52
  • Appears in:
    y Cap and Bells : The Poetry of Francis Webb Francis Webb , Michael Joseph Griffith (editor), James A. McGlade (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z352562 1991 selected work poetry drama extract war literature satire North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 184
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