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Title:The Waterhole: A Poem
Price:AUD$27.00 (about USD$18.00)
Item ID:PW-14923
Publisher:Angus & Robertson, 1948
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Angus & Robertson, 1948, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First

'The Waterhole' is a sonnet sequence unusual in its subject, its style, and the high standard of its achievement. It is a work of beauty and deep significance, for the story of the waterhole - shown first with its wilf life untouched by man, then as a camping place of the indigenous peoples, then with the bush round it usurped by the wheatfields of the white settlers, and finally filled in to make a city racecourse - reflects not only the history of Australia, but the history of the world from the primeval Quiet to the Atomic Age. The qualities that have distinguished Ernest G. Moll's earlier verse - the restraint and simplicity, the strong yet quiet flow of his rhythms, the love and understanding of bush and country life - have never been more happily blended than in 'The Waterhole'. The ease and naturalness with which the sonnet form is handled make this work a triumph of craftsmanship, but its most enduring value to our literature is that it interprets the Australian story and the Australian earth with clarity, beauty and vision. From the 1000+ volume private collection of well-known Australian poet and author Guy Weller all of which are listed or will soon be listed on this site. Includes many hardcover Collected Poems from sought-after 20th century poets from all countries. Search Mr Pickwick's store on this site under category Poetry, or else do a Keyword search for the special keyword '"pickwickpoems" to display these as an isolated group. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers browned, text has scattered foxing, but mostly clean. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, and is foxed here and there. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Australia; Australian Poetry; All our pictures shown here are of the actual item, not stock photos. Inventory No: 14923.
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