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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Delinquent Angel
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'Shelton Lea was born secretly, and adopted in the most bizarre circumstances into a high profile family. Growing up he was told he would never inherit the family fortune; that he had been adopted as a playmate for the natural children. Here began a life of extremes and excesses.

'Family dynamics produced disastrous outcomes and his adoptive mother placed him in a psychiatric institution at the age of three. He escaped from boys' homes, lived with gypsies, Aborigines, in doorways, in parks and went to prisons along the east coast of Australia. But genetics propelled his ascendance. He was born with tremendous gifts and when, as a teenager in a putrid lock-up, he discovered the writings of Ezra Pound, he knew the path his life would take.

'Reports of the legendary Shelton Lea spread. He was a romantic, bohemian outlaw - charming, insolent and contemptuous of authority. He stepped far beyond the bounds of propriety, encouraging comparisons to Rimbaud and Villon.

'When he died he took his wizard words, his mesmerising performance, his rabble rousing, and he was hailed as a seer of our age.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2007 .
      Extent: 369p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index
      ISBN: 9781741665437 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Barrett Reid : A Charismatic Chameleon Phyllis Papps , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The La Trobe Journal , May no. 87 2011; (p. 136-148)
Remembering Shelton Lea David Prater , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 190 2008; (p. 82-83)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Unwrapping Life's Dark Rhythms Gig Ryan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Poet's Life Not So Sweet Kathleen Noonan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 July 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
The Beat of a Rebel Drum Alan Wearne , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Blazing a Mad Trajectory Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 July 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Torment of an Angel Rod Moran , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 July 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Ode to the Boy Kathy Hunt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 July vol. 125 no. 6578 2007; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Damaged Bard of Bohemia John Tranter , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 July 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
The Beat of a Rebel Drum Alan Wearne , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of Delinquent Angel Diana Georgeff , 2007 single work biography
Bohemian Tragedy Angela Bennie , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2007; (p. 30-31)
Barrett Reid : A Charismatic Chameleon Phyllis Papps , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The La Trobe Journal , May no. 87 2011; (p. 136-148)
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