The Poems Of Henry Lawson

Lawson Henry

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Publisher: Australian Universities Press
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 1975
Edition: First Edition

Description: 64 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Good condition. There is some light shelf and reading wear, but still a presentable copy. Paintings By Ninon Phillips.

Publishers Description: A few words from the Introduction: "Australias poet of the way we were, rollicking bush balladist, rattling good storyteller, revolutionary champion of the down-and-out, sentimental romantic, wry humorist- these are some of the labels that various critics have pinned on Henry Lawson from time to time since the 1890s, when he first won acclaim as a poet. Lawson was all these things and more, as a browse through the selection of poems in this book will show." ...Ill write as my heart directs me, said Lawson himself elsewhere. And again: I wrote of nothing that I have not myself seen or experienced. Hence the felicity of his descriptive verse and his tremendous capacity for telling a story. Scenes and people come intensely alive, often with an economy of words that contrasts astonishingly with the tedious prolixity of much of the verse (not included in this book) which he would spin out to earn extra cash from newspapers and periodicals that paid a penny a line. Read On the Night Train and if youve ever gazed from the window of a country train speeding through the moonlit dark, youll recognise the patch of glassy water that is a dam or creek and . . . the Bush below you sweeping darkly to the range." This book has a long history of the poets life. There are 20 poems and 64 pages. From the dust jacket: "Captured in words by one of Australias greatest writers, the scenes and people spring visually to life in the wickedly witty illustrations by Ninon Phillips, as authentic as the smell of gum leaves and billy tea."

ISBN: 0724900233


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