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Title Kenneth Slessor : critical readings / edited by Philip Mead
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA by International Specialized Book Services, 1997


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Description xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Studies in Australian literature / St. Lucia, Qld
Studies in Australian literature (St. Lucia, Qld.)
Contents Chronology of Kenneth Slessor -- 1. Kenneth Slessor: A Lyric Poet in the Era of Modernity / Philip Mead -- 2. Vision of the Twenties / Jack Lindsay -- 3. Kenneth Slessor: Realist or Romantic? / Vincent Buckley -- 4. Kenneth Slessor and the Grotesque / A. C. W. Mitchell -- 5. Kenneth Slessor - Romantic and Modern / Judith Wright -- 6. From Kenneth Slessor: An Essay in Interpretation / A. K. Thomson -- 7. Norman Lindsay, Kenneth Slessor, and the Artist-Aristocracy / John Docker -- 8. Kenneth Slessor's Approach to Modernism / Andrew Taylor -- 9. Things Fall Together: Slessor, Modernism and Melbourne Punch / Greg Badcock -- 10. "When Skyscrapers Burst into Lilac": Slessor's Smith's Weekly Poems / Peter Kirkpatrick -- 11. The Nothing That Is Neither Long nor Short: Slessor and Silence / Julian Croft -- 12. "Kenneth Slessor and the Orchestration of Dog-Speech" / Dennis Haskell -- 13. The Submerged Self: Slessor and Sexuality / Leigh Dale
14. "Living Backward": Slessor and Masculine Elegy / Kate Lilley -- Appendix. Spectacles for the Fifties: A Rejoinder to "Vision of the Twenties" / Kenneth Slessor
Summary "This extensive collection of critical readings of Kenneth Slessor's work includes much of the "classic" work on Slessor as well as new essays that bring fresh perspectives to his poetry."--BOOK JACKET. "The collection begins with Jack Lindsay's 1952 reminiscence of Slessor and the 1920s, and includes still-influential readings by Vincent Buckley, Adrian Mitchell, Judith Wright, A. K. Thomson, John Docker and Andrew Taylor. Slessor's contentious reply to Lindsay is also included."--BOOK JACKET. "In the new essays, Kate Lilley rereads Slessor's fascination with elegy in terms of contemporary theoretical concerns; Peter Kirkpatrick reconsiders Slessor's considerable output of light verse in relation to his other writing and to the cultural milieu of the 1920s and 1930s; Greg Badcock demonstrates how Slessor's modernism is as much a product of his time in Melbourne as it is of his Sydney experience; and Julian Croft reads Slessor's work in terms of the all-important modernist paradigm. Dennis Haskell presents a detailed reading of Slessor's composition techniques, and Leigh Dale rereads Slessor's work within the framework of gender theory."--BOOK JACKET. "Philip Mead's introductory essay uncovers some of the tensions of ancestry and language in early Slessor that have been overlooked in critics' over-emphasis on the late poetry."--BOOK JACKET. "Illustrations from Slessor's manuscripts and from newspapers are included along with a select bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [296]-299) and index
Subject Slessor, Kenneth, 1901-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Australia -- In literature.
Author Mead, Philip, 1953-
LC no. 97187351
ISBN 0702226874