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.'