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The Collected Verse of Mary Gilmore

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780702234866
Author(s): Jennifer Strauss
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
Dimensions: 147 x 214 x 58 (w x l x h)
Pages: 741
Series: Academy Editions of Australian Literature

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"I shall go as my mother went/ The ink still wet on the page "
Though probably the only Dame of the British Empire to write a regular column for a Communist newspaper, it was as a poet that Mary Gilmore wanted to be remembered when she died in 1962. She had been publishing poems since the 1880s.
But changing tastes as well as newcomers eager for attention have consigned her to a quiet corner in anthologies of Australian poetry.
This fully annotated variorum edition will make Gilmore's remarkable achievement visible again. Gilmore had over 1360 poems published between 1887 and 1960. Of those, over 500 had never appeared in collections.
Volume 1 brings together many of these poems for the first time, gathered from varied and sometimes inaccessible sources ranging from "The Barrier Miner "to the National Library of Uruguay. These virtually unknown works are complemented by poems from collections including "Marri'd" and "Other Verses "(1910) and "The Passionate Heart "(1918). These collections, selected for different times, tended to showcase her more 'womanly' poems, playing down the harsher, more roughly made poems of social protest. For the first time, these poems stand side by side, and a truer picture of Gilmore's work emerges.
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