Category: POETRY, PROSE, VERSE, RHYME

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The Language of Love

By: Allardice, Pamela (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1991

Seller ID: 008945


The book holds 68 illustrations in colour and in black and white, bibliography as well as endnotes. It covers 300 years & is a fascinating insight into the lives and loves of past and contemporary Australians. 162pp View more info

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History

By: Bobbitt, Philip

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010175


approx 1.5kg packed for post, 922 clean white well bound pp, minor wear to corners & leading edge of dj, This ambitious book sets out to reinterpret the history of the twentieth century as a long war in which conditions of outright military confrontation or of frantic "cold" competition lasted from the outbreak of the first world war until the collapseof the Soviet Union. He goes on to argue that this long experience of war has brought about a fundamental change ... View more info

WORDS WITH A BLACK ORPINGTON and Other Poems

By: Campbell David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson Australia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007856


A wonderful collection from one of Australia's finest lyric poets. View more info

In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

By: Dowrick, Stephanie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Allen & Unwin: 2006

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 010336


In the Company of Rilke is a rare book about a rare poet. Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a visionary voice for our own time, captivating readers not only with his brilliance but also his fearlessness about the "deepest things." Speaking through his own contradictions and ambivalences, he gives readers a profound understanding of the complex beauty of human existence. review >>> I have not had much experience of poetry, but... View more info

The Collins Book of Australian Poetry

By: Hall, Rodney (ed)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Aust, Collins Fontana: 1984

Seller ID: 010972


Born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, Hall came to Australia as a child after World War II and studied at the University of Queensland. In the 1960s Hall began working as a freelance writer, and a book and film reviewer. He also worked as an actor, and was often engaged by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Brisbane. Between 1967 and 1978 he was the Poetry Editor of The Australian. 700g & 458 crisply presented pp, this is a most interesting anthology of Austral... View more info

Hand to Hand: A Garnering with Uncollected Poems and Essays on His Life and Work

By: Hart-Smith, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Butterfly Books: 1991

Seller ID: 008957


This book contains a wealth of Hart-Smith's published & unpublished work, essays on his life & interviews as well as a lengthy bibliography View more info

AN AUSTRALIAN TREASURY OF POPULAR VERSE

By: Haynes Jim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: ABC Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007487


Very Good condition. "Verse is more than pleasant, jingling rhyme. It can document history, heroics and current events, tell stories, comment on social issues and satirise. At best it can be a subtle and satisfying form of literature, but its primary purpose is entertainment- for reading, writing, performing and listening..a portrait of Australia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." View more info

The Loaded Dog

By: Henry Lawson

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 009701


Henry Lawson fans rejoice! Show your fandom in one of our quality 100% cotten, pre-shrunk tees, sizes XS to XXL. Post will be in a 500g satchel at usual rate. Help others to understand the dangers of dynamite & retrieving dogs. View more info

Elizabeth Barrett's Letters to Mrs David Ogilvy

By: Heydon & Kelley (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.K., John Murray: 1974

Seller ID: 008627


A book of letters that are "seething from end to end with passionate emotion". Thee is a birthday inscription to JE Barrett(1982). dj unclipped sewn-in pages that are bright & tight. View more info

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The Oxford Book of War Poetry

By: John Stallworthy (ed)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 009548


There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems in John Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology span centuries of human experience of war, from David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they chart a great shift in human awaren... View more info

The Norton Anthology Of Poetry

By: Margaret W. Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter, Jon Stallworthy

Price: $22.00

Publisher: USA, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1970

Seller ID: 011829


Long the classic anthology of poetry in English, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Fourth Edition, adds to its wealth of known and loved poems a rich gathering of new poetry. Beginning with Beowulf & finishing with Cynthia Zarin almost 2000 pages further on. The Norton Anthology of Poetry is THE standard collection of British poetry used on university English Literature courses. It's range of poets and poetry is massive. It's notes are invaluable too. Concise annotations, ... View more info

The Essential Mary Webb

By: Martin Armstrong (intro)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1949

Seller ID: 010797


The essential Mary Webb - Webb's star should have risen higher according to critical review >>> "This year’s discovery has been Mary Webb, author of Gone to Earth. She is a genius, and I shouldn’t mind wagering that she is going to be the most distinguished writer of our generation."- Rebecca West, review of Gone to Earth. Literally dozens of other respected literary figures off unstinting praise for Webb's skill as a wordsmith. Armstrong presents select... View more info

Sing a Song of Bushland

By: McKay, Kathleen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sydney, John Sands:

Seller ID: 010090


Quarter cloth pictorial boards, 16pages (275 x 213 mm) and with colour illustrations by Bill Davies. It's a selection of Australiana-themed poems such as "The Man from Buttabone" "The Man of Gerringong" "Coolongolook" and even the Cockatoo from Boggabri (you get the idea. Worn, bumped corners (see the pics), Stain to front too but inside is okeydokey. View more info

View from the Turret

By: Millett, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Islands Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Australian Edition

Seller ID: 008658


Poetry with a viewpoint that of a young turret gunner (better a turret than a tail) - vivid verse & a music that purrs like an bomber's engine (rear cover comment - no crew would likely use purr when referring to Merlins at full throttle! but the compliments are real. Book in great order throughout. View more info

W.B YEATS

By: Moriarty and Sweeny

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The O'Brien Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002993


Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean, unmarked cover. View more info