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Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry

Author : Toby Davidson
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Australian poetry is popularly conceived as a tradition founded by the wry, secular and stoic strains of its late-nineteenth-century bush balladeers Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Lawson and ‘Banjo’ Paterson, consolidated into a land-based ‘vigour’ in publications such as the Bulletin. Yet this popular conception relies on not actually consulting the poetry itself, which for well over one hundred and fifty years has been cerebral, introspective, feminine and highly — even experimentally — religious. This book casts Australian poetry in a new light by showing how Australian Christian mystical poetics can be found in every era of Australian letters, how literary hostilities towards women poets, eroticism and contemplation served to stifle a critical appreciation of mystical poetics until recent decades, and how in the twentieth century one Australian Christian mystical poet began to influence another and share their appreciations of Dante, Donne, Traherne, Blake, Wordsworth, Brontë, Rossetti, Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot and Lowell.

The Imagined Sound of Australian Literature and Music

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‘Imagined Sound’ is a unique cartography of the artistic, historical and political forces that have informed the post-World War II representation of Australian landscapes. It is the first book to formulate the unique methodology of ‘imagined sound’, a new way to read and listen to literature and music that moves beyond the dominance of the visual, the colonial mode of knowing, controlling and imagining Australian space. Emphasising sound and listening, this approach draws out and re-examines the key narratives that shape and are shaped by Australian landscapes and histories, stories of first contact, frontier violence, the explorer journey, the convict experience, non-Indigenous belonging, Pacific identity and contemporary Indigenous Dreaming. ‘Imagined Sound’ offers a compelling analysis of how these narratives are reharmonised in key works of literature and music.

Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry

Author : John Kinsella
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The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state's poets from the 19th century to today. Featuring work from 134 poets, and including the work of many WA Indigenous poets, this watershed anthology brings together the poems that have contributed to and defined the ways that Western Australians see themselves.

Australian Poetry

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A comprehensive and original reading of Australian poetry from colonial times to the present.

Veronica Brady

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Veronica Brady (1929-2015) was a nun, academic and activist. Her intellectual life, firmly rooted in Australian culture, was focussed on stripping the thin veneer of our dominant materialistic culture to forge a greater understanding of our place in a more just world. One-time member of the ABC Board, Brady was a wine-loving, bike-riding, diminutive figure with a fierce reputation for plain speaking. An expert on Australian literature, and living life as a "communist" in a community of Loreto nuns, teaching, she cut a non-conformist figure in an age when the humanist values she upheld seemed increasingly under threat. She strove to defend them with a sharp mind, a contemporary Christian theology, and a willingness to put her boots on the ground in street protests. The essays gathered here by colleagues, students, friends and family bring her compassion, interests and concerns to life with an immediacy, fondness and respect. She inspired others, through her writings, actions and teaching, and the essays reveal her larger-than-life character, her passion for teaching, her concerns for justice for Indigenous Australians, and the intellectual and spiritual legacy she bequeathed to us all.

Westerly

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Australian Poems in Perspective

Author : Peter Kingsley Elkin
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Takes a close and critical look at Australia's most notable poetry. this book is in fact a collection of critical essays, each containing at least one poem of significant Australian poet. The writers of the commentaries are established critics (some of them ares also poets), who are familiar not only with Australian poetry but also with English, American and European literature generally, for one of the main objects of the book is to take a fresh look at the most famous and some of the most notable recent Australian poems in the context of poetry generally.

Australian Literary Studies

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The Masterpieces and the History of Literature

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The World s Literature Illuminated Volume X

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Verse

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Six Australian Poets

Author : Tom Inglis Moore
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Opening the Doors

Author : Paul Gill
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How does a holy God associate with paedophiles, murderers, drug addicts, alcoholics and others rejected by mainstream society? This book is a product of many years working with and in some cases befriending the most despised people in society, prisoners. It addresses questions such as: Why do some people end up in prison? Do they just wake up one morning and think: ‘I am going to rob a bank today’? What happens when they get to prison? How do they cope with the violence? Is rehabilitation a realistic expectation? How can victims of crime be helped and supported? Ideal for outsiders, volunteers and others helping out with prisoners. Contains wise advice based on years of experience. Places imprisonment in a Christian context. Captures the essence of why some people end up in prison. Reviews (of the 1st edition) 'Exceptionally insightful, not to say riveting. There is good theology too and difficult issues are addressed with great humanity. The lavish presentation makes the book especially accessible and invites further reading and reflection'-- Michael Hirst 'Handsomely-produced... a handbook for future prison chaplains, Opening the Doors is indispensable, beginning with the first day on the job, the processes involved and the nexus between prison, community and justice system... Rarely is the inner world of prisoners offered with such detail and precision... Every reader will learn something new... whether it be the day-to-day life of chaplains or searing insights into the spirit and nature of humanity itself, drawn from unsparing reality. Ultimately it is Gill’s sheer honesty and those of the prisoners themselves that remains with the reader.'-- Dr Toby Davidson, lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, editor of Francis Webb’s Collected Poems and author of the critical study Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry 'Knitting together stories and facts about the prison experience to provide an insight into this world, and a helpful guide to anyone wanting to work within it'-- Catholic Record 'The book itself matches what a day working inside of prison is like. For example: the language is coarse and honest; the stories are jarring and emotive; the artworks and layout keep you guessing as to what is going to be around the next corner. Gill’s reflective poetry interspersed examines the role and the emotions of the chaplain... Gill’s book should be a guide to prison chaplaincy as it gives a window to humanising the dehumanised. The book reminds us that there is a person behind the wall, isolated and hurting, who needs peace and grace: without diminishing the effect of their actions or the damage caused to others and the need for justice. The stories that are included are varied and poignant'-- tasmaniananglican.com.au 'Raw and real, confronting and challenging, brutally honest tinged with touches of humour, and provides the reader with a valuable insight into a prisoner’s life... The book is beautifully produced, colourful and easy to read'-- crosslight.org.au 'A timely and realistic introduction to, and insight into, a system that most people are not exposed to... Paul’s book is a passionate and accurate insight into life on the inside. It looks at the process of incarceration and its effects on people... This is a good book and highly recommended'-- The Melbourne Anglican ‘This attractively colourful edition shines a light not only into the depths of prison life but into the innermost thoughts and feelings of its inmates. A powerful account, occasionally confronting yet laced with humour and pathos… It is raw and real, confronting and challenging, brutally honest tinged with touches of humour, providing the reader with a valuable insight into a prisoner’s life behind the razor-wire… beautifully produced, colourful and easy to read’-- Reverend Graham Wright, Senior Prison Chaplain for the Anglican Diocese of Perth

The Verse Book of Interviews

Author : Brian Henry
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Fascinating conversations with contemporary poets from around the world.

Library Journal

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Australian Periodicals in Print

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Australian Writers 1975 2000

Author : Selina Samuels
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Essays on the literary historiography of Australia provide an overview of prominent and influential Australian writers of the literary and cultural movements from 1975 to 2000. A period marked by strong female voices and concern to represent the female experience. Discusses the wide stylistic sweep of the Australian writers of this period; the diversity of poetry, dramatists who wrote scripts for movies and television and traditional genres such as fiction and drama.

Australian and New Zealand Studies in German Language and Literature

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Australian Books in Print

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Australian Journal of French Studies

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