The Heart of James McAuley
Life and Work of the Australian Poet
by Peter Coleman
Wildcat Press, 1980, [First Edition], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0908463057
Very Good Condition, protected dustjacket is attached to book, sticker residue on inside front cover
'Peter Coleman has written the first account of the life of his long-time friend, James McAuley, who dies in 1976. James McAuley was one of Australia's most distinguished poets, a far-ranging critic, and the founding editor of the magazine Quadrant.
James McAuley was born in Sydney in 1917. he went to Fort Street Boys' high School and Sydney University. he was Professor of English at the University of Tasmania. McAuley was active in politics and New Guinea affairs. in 1954, after the Labor Party split, he was a central figure in the anti-Communist group of B.A. Santamaria, although his active political role was quite short. he became a Catholic in 1953.'