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  • Author:agent David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Selected Poems
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Sheer Edgei"Here at the sheer edge", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 3)
At My Grandmother'si"An afternoon, late summer, in a room", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 4)
Epitaph for a Monster of Our Timesi"The age admires precision", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Year of the Foxesi"When I was ten, my mother, having sold", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Starsi"The stars have so far to go", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
The Comfortersi"The time comes at last", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 11-12)
Keeping Time The Music Lessoni"`Keep time, keep time!' My fingers vaulting over", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
A Classroom in the Fifties "A gold Victorian" From a Classroom in the Fiftiesi"A gold Victorian fob-watch", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
A Gift Halfway Homei"The hucksters at their stalls, the old crafts fallen", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 14-16)
Adrifti"Adrift in her Parker Knoll", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
This Day Under My Handi"Well, it was never mine,", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 17-19)
The Judas Touchi"Meeting by chance and speaking", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
At a School Athletics Dayi"Strollers of April green: white tent-poles hold", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Easieri"Easier after a time to speak", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Glasshouse Mountainsi"Seen always across", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Health Farmi"Steamclouds and hissing valves, the heads detached", David Malouf , single work poetry satire (p. 24)
Snowi"A stirring as among", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Thawi"The season midnight: glass", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 26)
The Carpi"In their lighted restaurant tank", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
On Refusing an All-Risk Insurance Policyi"Blue slate on the roof where pigeons", David Malouf , single work poetry (p. 27-28)

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Works about this Work

Sentimental Educations : The Poetry of David Malouf Martin Duwell , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feeding the Ghost : 1 : Criticism on Contemporary Australian Poetry 2018; (p. 85-111)

'David Malouf's poetry, marvellous as it is, is only one, comparatively small, part of a literary output noted for the variety of his modes. It is difficult to name many other writers working in poetry, the novel, the short story, the memoir, the review, the play, the critical essay and even libretti. It's tempting to say that, as in Malouf's imaginative universe, the boundaries between these modes are more porous than usual. In fact it is not a matter of Malouf mastering and excelling in different modes, but rather one of his transforming the latent possibilities of existing modes in order to make them play a part in the unfolding and expansions of this universe.' (Introduction)

Appreciating David Malouf As Poet Jim Tulip , 2014 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;
'This personal reading of David Malouf's poetry during fifty years ranges from his earliest dramatic lyrics through his European-Australian comparisons to the time in the 1970s when novel writing became his dominant concern. It then touches on Malouf's response to the cultural and intellectual changes of the 1970s, and finally returns to his recent rewarding philosophic style of lyrical reflection. The paper argues for sustained poetic interest and concerns within Malouf's writing.' (Publication abstract)
Intimations of Secular Grace Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 40 no. 4 1981; (p. 500-506) Falling into Language 1990; (p. 97-104)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
High Point of Poetic Observation Judith Rodriguez , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 April 1981; (p. 26)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Brave and Reckless Geoff Page , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 7-13 June 1981; (p. 62)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
David Malouf Ghostly Familiars David Carter , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Scripsi , Spring vol. 1 no. 2 1981; (p. 48-51)

— Review of First Things Last : Poems David Malouf , 1980 selected work poetry ; Wild Lemons : Poems David Malouf , 1980 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Review Martin Duwell , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 18-19 July 1981; (p. 10)

— Review of First Things Last : Poems David Malouf , 1980 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Disappointment Philip Martin , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Helix , [Supplement to issue 9/10] 1981; 1980; (p. 17-20)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Seasoned Voyagers' Poetry Jeri Ohmart , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 May 1981; (p. 14)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Brave and Reckless Geoff Page , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 7-13 June 1981; (p. 62)

— Review of Selected Poems David Malouf , 1981 selected work poetry
Appreciating David Malouf As Poet Jim Tulip , 2014 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;
'This personal reading of David Malouf's poetry during fifty years ranges from his earliest dramatic lyrics through his European-Australian comparisons to the time in the 1970s when novel writing became his dominant concern. It then touches on Malouf's response to the cultural and intellectual changes of the 1970s, and finally returns to his recent rewarding philosophic style of lyrical reflection. The paper argues for sustained poetic interest and concerns within Malouf's writing.' (Publication abstract)
Sentimental Educations : The Poetry of David Malouf Martin Duwell , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feeding the Ghost : 1 : Criticism on Contemporary Australian Poetry 2018; (p. 85-111)

'David Malouf's poetry, marvellous as it is, is only one, comparatively small, part of a literary output noted for the variety of his modes. It is difficult to name many other writers working in poetry, the novel, the short story, the memoir, the review, the play, the critical essay and even libretti. It's tempting to say that, as in Malouf's imaginative universe, the boundaries between these modes are more porous than usual. In fact it is not a matter of Malouf mastering and excelling in different modes, but rather one of his transforming the latent possibilities of existing modes in order to make them play a part in the unfolding and expansions of this universe.' (Introduction)

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