The Poet Militant: Bernard O'Dowd
by Hugh Anderson
Hill of Content, 1969, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little foxing and age-toning of pages, half-title page removed, minor rubbing and wear to covers and edges, dustjacket shows some wear with small chips and tears and rubbing to edges
'This critical biography fills a considerable gap in the history and criticism of Australian poetry. Hugh Anderson, by means of a close reading of key poems and from discussions with the poet himself, has traced the development of O'Dowd's personal and political philosophy. The details of his career, the background of his publications, the people who influenced, encouraged or condemned his work, his personal life and his fears for the political future of Australia are all discussed in relation to their influence on his poetry.'