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Is part of History of Henry Airbubble W. J. Turner , 1935 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1935... 1935 Blow for Balloons : Being the First Hemisphere of the History of Henry Airbubble
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'This first novel by a well-known poet and critic presents as a comic invention the life of a man as seen through his own imagination, representing as much as possible of the modern world of thought and action. Incidentally, it is of special interest in Australia, since the scene of part of the story is set there.' (Publisher's blurb, All About Books, 3 December, 1935, p.205)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'No worse misfortune can happen to man than to become misologos, that is to say, a detractor of reason.' -- Plato.
  • Epigraph: 'The task of philosophy consists in escaping from the domination of reason and in finding within oneself the audacity to seek truth in the Absurd and the Paradoxical.' -- Kierkegaard.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      J. M. Dent ,
      1935 .
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      Extent: 298p.

Works about this Work

The Lost Australian Nightingale A. D. Hope , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 1974; (p. 161-174)
New Australian Work Frederick T. Macartney , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 February vol. 8 no. 2 1936; (p. 22-24)

— Review of Blow for Balloons : Being the First Hemisphere of the History of Henry Airbubble W. J. Turner , 1935 single work novel ; More Recollections Mary Gilmore , 1935 single work autobiography ; Little Memories of Big People Max Montesole , 1935 selected work essay ; The Foot of Time : A Novel of Australia and the South Seas Alec Beer , 1933 single work novel ; Hurricane Vance Palmer , 1934 single work short story ; The Mad Doctor Frederick J. Thwaites , 1935 single work novel ; Smoke Rings George F. Brown , 1935 selected work short story essay drama
New Australian Work Frederick T. Macartney , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 February vol. 8 no. 2 1936; (p. 22-24)

— Review of Blow for Balloons : Being the First Hemisphere of the History of Henry Airbubble W. J. Turner , 1935 single work novel ; More Recollections Mary Gilmore , 1935 single work autobiography ; Little Memories of Big People Max Montesole , 1935 selected work essay ; The Foot of Time : A Novel of Australia and the South Seas Alec Beer , 1933 single work novel ; Hurricane Vance Palmer , 1934 single work short story ; The Mad Doctor Frederick J. Thwaites , 1935 single work novel ; Smoke Rings George F. Brown , 1935 selected work short story essay drama
The Lost Australian Nightingale A. D. Hope , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Native Companions : Essays and Comments on Australian Literature, 1936-1966 1974; (p. 161-174)
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