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Darlinghurst Nights by Kenneth Slessor and Virgil Reilly

Darlinghurst Nights by Kenneth Slessor and Virgil Reilly

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Darlinghurst Nights

by Kenneth Slessor and Virgil Reilly

Angus & Robertson, 1981, ISBN 0207142467, illustrated title page, black and white illustrations throughout, large hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor markings to covers, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges, small chips and tears, some markings and minor crumpling (see photographs)

"Slessor joined Smith's Weekly as a journalist in 1927, and his "Darlinghurst Nights" verses appeared in the paper as a weekly series.  He became editor of Smith's Weekly in 1938, and it was around this time that he wrote some of his most noted poems, including "Out of Time", "Five Bells" and "Sleep".  On his return from the war in 1944, he joined the Sun as chief leader writer and literary editor, and some years later moved over to the Daily Telegraph.
Virgil Reilly, better known as "Virgil", was one of Australia's best-known cartoonists.  He created the famous "Virgil girls", which first appeared in Smith's Weekly in the 1920s.  he worked for Smith's Weekly for many years, and also for Sydney's Daily Mirror and Melbourne's Truth.  In 1958 he was awarded a Walkley Award - the first given to a cartoonist - for a sketch commemorating Legacy Week."



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