Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry

This book casts Australian poetry in a new light by showing how Australian Christian mystical poetics can be found in every era of Australian letters, how literary hostilities towards women poets, eroticism and contemplation served to ...

Author: Toby Davidson

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621967948

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Australian poetry is popularly conceived as a tradition founded by the wry, secular and stoic strains of its late-nineteenth-century bush balladeers Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Lawson and ‘Banjo’ Paterson, consolidated into a land-based ‘vigour’ in publications such as the Bulletin. Yet this popular conception relies on not actually consulting the poetry itself, which for well over one hundred and fifty years has been cerebral, introspective, feminine and highly — even experimentally — religious. This book casts Australian poetry in a new light by showing how Australian Christian mystical poetics can be found in every era of Australian letters, how literary hostilities towards women poets, eroticism and contemplation served to stifle a critical appreciation of mystical poetics until recent decades, and how in the twentieth century one Australian Christian mystical poet began to influence another and share their appreciations of Dante, Donne, Traherne, Blake, Wordsworth, Brontë, Rossetti, Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot and Lowell.

Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry

... poetry collection Beast Language (Five Islands Press, 2012) and a critical
study Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry (Cambria Press, 2013). In 2015
he launched wordsinplace.net, a digital map of Australian literary
commemoration.

Author: John Kinsella

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 192516473X

Category: Poetry

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The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state's poets from the 19th century to today. Featuring work from 134 poets, and including the work of many WA Indigenous poets, this watershed anthology brings together the poems that have contributed to and defined the ways that Western Australians see themselves.

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2013. Hile,
Fiona. 'Fiona Hile Reviews Lionel Fogarty.' Cordite Poetry Review 10 Mar. 2015.
<http://cordite.org.au/reviews/fhile-lfogarty/>. Hills,Lia. The Crying Place. Sydney
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Author: Jessica Gildersleeve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000281701

Category: Literary Criticism

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In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.

Plants in Contemporary Poetry

Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.
Dunkerley, Hugh. 2001. “Unnatural Relations? Language and Nature in the
Poetry of Mark Doty and Les Murray.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and
Environment ...

Author: John Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131728755X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.

Australian Poetry

... a gap or suspended moment between breath and death ' or between life and
death - in which the sought - for realization or illumination occurs . In traditional
Christian mysticism , the movement towards illumination or union with the divine
is ...

Author: Paul Kane

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521432399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A comprehensive and original reading of Australian poetry from colonial times to the present.

Australian Literary Studies

Clearly , some “ secular humanists ' know this , but have tried to advance the
thesis that the Australian environment has ... poetry in private mode and deals
with works of personal piety based on the Bible , Christian mysticism and
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MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Mla International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Language and Literatures 1999

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Australian National Bibliography

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Library Journal

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Contemporary American and Australian Poetry ... Furse Excellent introduction to
the often neglected mysticism of the West, or Christian mysticism, and of the East
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Australian Books in Print

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Australian Writers 1975 2000

Critics have also commented on the crafted control of Hart ' s poetry . They
observe that ... The combination of their ideas , along with Hart ' s interest in
Christian mysticism , fostered the thinking that became The Trespass of the Sign .
It is still ...

Author: Selina Samuels

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

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Essays on the literary historiography of Australia provide an overview of prominent and influential Australian writers of the literary and cultural movements from 1975 to 2000. A period marked by strong female voices and concern to represent the female experience. Discusses the wide stylistic sweep of the Australian writers of this period; the diversity of poetry, dramatists who wrote scripts for movies and television and traditional genres such as fiction and drama.

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Australian Journal of French Studies

... akin to those of Christian mysticism . Michaux ' s vision is clearly idyllic ; but the
problem which it ... 251 . 80 Ibid . , pp . 249 - 50 . 83 La Nuit Remue , p . 205 . 84
366 POETRY AND EVENT IN THE WORK OF HENRI MICHAUX , 1940 - 1948.

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Opening the Doors

This book is a product of many years working with and in some cases befriending the most despised people in society, prisoners. It addresses questions such as: Why do some people end up in prison?

Author: Paul Gill

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976601

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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How does a holy God associate with paedophiles, murderers, drug addicts, alcoholics and others rejected by mainstream society? This book is a product of many years working with and in some cases befriending the most despised people in society, prisoners. It addresses questions such as: Why do some people end up in prison? Do they just wake up one morning and think: ‘I am going to rob a bank today’? What happens when they get to prison? How do they cope with the violence? Is rehabilitation a realistic expectation? How can victims of crime be helped and supported? Ideal for outsiders, volunteers and others helping out with prisoners. Contains wise advice based on years of experience. Places imprisonment in a Christian context. Captures the essence of why some people end up in prison. Reviews (of the 1st edition) 'Exceptionally insightful, not to say riveting. There is good theology too and difficult issues are addressed with great humanity. The lavish presentation makes the book especially accessible and invites further reading and reflection'-- Michael Hirst 'Handsomely-produced... a handbook for future prison chaplains, Opening the Doors is indispensable, beginning with the first day on the job, the processes involved and the nexus between prison, community and justice system... Rarely is the inner world of prisoners offered with such detail and precision... Every reader will learn something new... whether it be the day-to-day life of chaplains or searing insights into the spirit and nature of humanity itself, drawn from unsparing reality. Ultimately it is Gill’s sheer honesty and those of the prisoners themselves that remains with the reader.'-- Dr Toby Davidson, lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, editor of Francis Webb’s Collected Poems and author of the critical study Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry 'Knitting together stories and facts about the prison experience to provide an insight into this world, and a helpful guide to anyone wanting to work within it'-- Catholic Record 'The book itself matches what a day working inside of prison is like. For example: the language is coarse and honest; the stories are jarring and emotive; the artworks and layout keep you guessing as to what is going to be around the next corner. Gill’s reflective poetry interspersed examines the role and the emotions of the chaplain... Gill’s book should be a guide to prison chaplaincy as it gives a window to humanising the dehumanised. The book reminds us that there is a person behind the wall, isolated and hurting, who needs peace and grace: without diminishing the effect of their actions or the damage caused to others and the need for justice. The stories that are included are varied and poignant'-- tasmaniananglican.com.au 'Raw and real, confronting and challenging, brutally honest tinged with touches of humour, and provides the reader with a valuable insight into a prisoner’s life... The book is beautifully produced, colourful and easy to read'-- crosslight.org.au 'A timely and realistic introduction to, and insight into, a system that most people are not exposed to... Paul’s book is a passionate and accurate insight into life on the inside. It looks at the process of incarceration and its effects on people... This is a good book and highly recommended'-- The Melbourne Anglican ‘This attractively colourful edition shines a light not only into the depths of prison life but into the innermost thoughts and feelings of its inmates. A powerful account, occasionally confronting yet laced with humour and pathos… It is raw and real, confronting and challenging, brutally honest tinged with touches of humour, providing the reader with a valuable insight into a prisoner’s life behind the razor-wire… beautifully produced, colourful and easy to read’-- Reverend Graham Wright, Senior Prison Chaplain for the Anglican Diocese of Perth

Meanjin

Jillian Pattinson is a Melbourne - based poet whose work has been published in
Island , Blue Dog Australian Poetry ... Stuart Piggin is Associate Professor of
History and Director of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and ... She
is planning a book on the topic wi working title ' From Mastery to Mysticism ' .
Bernard ...

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The Review of Reviews

Australia : Australian Colonies as a Field for Retired Anglo - Indians , AQ . The
Payment of ... Bohemian Popular Poetry and Music , J. J. Kral , Mus . , Mar. Book
Sale , The First English ... Christian Mysticism , F. Hartmann , Lud , Mar. Authority
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Review of Reviews and World s Work

Australia , The Industrial Problem in , E. Mitchell , Eng M. Australian Agriculture ,
R. Wallace , JRCI , Mar. Australia : Australian ... Bohemian Popular Poetry and
Music , J.J. Kral , Mus . , Mar. ... Christian Mysticism , F. Hartmann , Lud , Mar.

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The Happiness That Needs Nothing

Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary 2002, Oxford University Press, S. Melbourne
Barks, C., The Essential Rumi, 1995, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth. Choong ...
Cox, M., Christian Mysticism, 1986, Aquarian Press, Great Britain Drake, C.,
Beyond The Separate Self, 2009, Beyond ... Tomewin Drake, C., Poetry From
Beyond The Separate Self, 2012, Beyond Awakening Publications, Tomewin
Drake, C., ...

Author: Colin Drake

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312328312

Category: Religion

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This book is about the innate happiness and joy that can be discovered on awakening by becoming 'Aware of' and 'identifying with' Awareness. This is to be achieved by direct investigation of moment-to-moment experience which readily reveals the Pure Awareness that underlies our existence. This leads to discovering the happiness that needs nothing external to ourselves, but which is revealed as we undertake deeper investigations into this Awareness. Many of the following chapters give the format for some of these and how what is discovered applies to day to day living.

Australian Slavonic and East European Studies

Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association and of the
Australasian Association for the Study of the ... years : even to his contemporaries
his metaphysical poetry appeared abstract and obscure , at times hardly
intelligible . ... heavy with the Gothic symbols which recalled the recurring note of
Catholic mysticism in the work of Březina himself . ... 2 ( 1992 ) : 57 - 69 The spirit
of Christian ...

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