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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb
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* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb : Introduction, Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 1-9)
Palace of Dreams (1925-1945), Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism biography (p. 10-44)
Challenge to Mid-Century Myth-Making : Ben Boyd and Ludwig Leichhardt, Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 45-80)
New Directions (1947-1952), Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 81-125)
Hitler and St Francis: A World of Conflict, Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 126-168)
The Canticle (1953), Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 169-210)
The Lord's Songs in a Strange Land : Francis Webb in England (1953-1960), Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 211-253)
Palaces of Nightmare : Return to Australia, Michael Joseph Griffith , single work criticism (p. 254-302)

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Works about this Work

Destroy Kansas to Reveal Oz : From John Ashbery to Francis Webb John Hawke , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;
Francis Webb and the 1960s Toby Davidson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-24)
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
Spotlight on Francis Webb Robert Adamson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 65-66)
Francis Webb burst onto the Australian poetry scene in 1948 with his first book, A Drum for Ben Boyd. He followed this with Leichhardt in Theatre three years later. Right from the start it was impossible to ignore him. The poem 'Morgan's Country' - an inner-portrait of Dan 'mad-dog' Morgan in which Webb seems to enter the outlaw's consciousness - is an innovative work that ran against the grain for an Australian poem in 1950. However, instead of embellishing a bushranger myth as Nolan did with his images of Ned Kelly, Webb strips away traces of narrative and then focuses on tiny details in a filmic way: 'At the window sill/ A blowfly strums on two strings of air'. (Author's introduction 65)
Francis Webb's Poetry Reprinted and Researched Patricia Excell , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 7 no. 1 1993; (p. 63-64)

— Review of God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Cap and Bells : The Poetry of Francis Webb Francis Webb , 1991 selected work poetry drama extract
Wide Horizons of Summer Reading Rod Moran , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1991 and vol. 6 no. 12 , January vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall , 1991 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis , 1991 single work biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; A Boy's Life Jack Davis , 1991 single work autobiography ; North Life Frank Cousens , 1991 single work autobiography
Wide Horizons of Summer Reading Rod Moran , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1991 and vol. 6 no. 12 , January vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall , 1991 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis , 1991 single work biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; A Boy's Life Jack Davis , 1991 single work autobiography ; North Life Frank Cousens , 1991 single work autobiography
Forecasts Meredith Rose , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 70 no. 1016 1991; (p. 18)

— Review of God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography
Australia's Past Reborn in Verse Thomas Shapcott , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 September 1991; (p. 9)

— Review of God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Cap and Bells : The Poetry of Francis Webb Francis Webb , 1991 selected work poetry drama extract
Poetic Australians Carol Treloar , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 September 1991; (p. 14)

— Review of God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Cap and Bells : The Poetry of Francis Webb Francis Webb , 1991 selected work poetry drama extract ; Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry 1986 anthology poetry
Flowers Rooted in Drifting Sands Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 October 1991; (p. rev 6)

— Review of God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; Cap and Bells : The Poetry of Francis Webb Francis Webb , 1991 selected work poetry drama extract
Spotlight on Francis Webb Robert Adamson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Journal , vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 65-66)
Francis Webb burst onto the Australian poetry scene in 1948 with his first book, A Drum for Ben Boyd. He followed this with Leichhardt in Theatre three years later. Right from the start it was impossible to ignore him. The poem 'Morgan's Country' - an inner-portrait of Dan 'mad-dog' Morgan in which Webb seems to enter the outlaw's consciousness - is an innovative work that ran against the grain for an Australian poem in 1950. However, instead of embellishing a bushranger myth as Nolan did with his images of Ned Kelly, Webb strips away traces of narrative and then focuses on tiny details in a filmic way: 'At the window sill/ A blowfly strums on two strings of air'. (Author's introduction 65)
Francis Webb and the 1960s Toby Davidson , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 19-24)
After seven years in England, Francis Webb (1925-1973) flew back to Australia in November 1960. While his English experience was a chequered one characterized by various experiences of institutionalization, his final four years in the Norfolk region permitted him some freedom of movement and creative inspiration through the area's medieval roots, which for the poet were also ancestral, his great-grandfather hailing from Yarmouth. Here, Davidson traces Webb's physical and poetic return to Australia through biographical sources, including newly published accounts by his friend Sr. Pauline Fitz-Walter and his direct influence on two Generation of 68 luminaries, Bruce Beaver (1928-2004) and Robert Adamson (1943-).' (Editor's abstract)
Destroy Kansas to Reveal Oz : From John Ashbery to Francis Webb John Hawke , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , December no. 44.0 2013;
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