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Michael Dransfield's Lives by Patricia Dobrez

Michael Dransfield's Lives by Patricia Dobrez

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Michael Dransfield's Lives

A Sixties Biography

by Patricia Dobrez

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, 1999, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0522848052

Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear

'Michael Dransfield blazed like a doomed comet through Australian poetry skies in the years 1968 to 1973.  A child of his age - one of the Generation of '68 - Dransfield experimented with drugs and alternative lifestyles.  he confronted in a personal way the crisis of the Vietnam war and, like so many others, was swept up in the rage, hope and euphoria of the times.
... a brilliant literary study of both of Dransfield the poet and of the 1960s as a cultural state.  Patricia Dobrez's illuminating narrative not only traces the development of the poet's talents but also explores the poems, re-evaluating them - and the poet's contribution - within a contemporary cultural-studies framework.'

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