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Christmas After the Armistice single work   poetry   war literature   "What is this quiet? Where you lie"
Issue Details: First known date: 1938... 1938 Christmas After the Armistice
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    y separately published work icon Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938
    pg. 44-45
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Vintage Harley Matthews , Sydney : P. R. Stephensen , 1938 Z494529 1938 selected work poetry war literature

    ''Two Brothers' is ... a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign.... 'True Patriot', depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In ... 'Women Are Not Gentlemen', an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor. The form of the work has its basis in ordinary blank verse, varied by freer usage. The whole is an imaginative transcription in everyday language of a historic phase of warfare having special Australian significance.' E. Morris Miller and Macartney, F.T., Australian Literature : A Bibliography to 1938 Extended to 1950. (1956) 328.

    Sydney : Viking Press , 1940
    pg. 42-43
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