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The first boke of fowle ayres
Bib ID 6299375
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Australia : [publisher not identified], 1944 
14 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm 
Summary

A “collection of unattributed scurrilous and bawdy verse by such poets as A. D. Hope, James McAuley, O. M. Somerville and Harold Stewart…. Epigrams from it and some verse by Somerville and Hope are included in Comic Australian Verse (1972).”—Oxford Companion To Australian Literature. According to Austlit, other contributors included Harry Hooton and Garry Lyle (who may have been on active service in New Guinea at the time). The Sydney poet Oliver M. Somerville printed the collection on his own small press. An annotated copy of the publication in the Witting Papers at the Mitchell Library, ML MS 5303, apparently identifies the poets and the satirical targets of some of the poems.

Full contents
  • Prelude
  • Neo-wowserism
  • Hymn
  • Ballade of lost phrases
  • Envoi
  • On R... B...
  • Fall of the House of Usher's: a rondeau
  • In memoriam: Australia worst
  • Lampoon
  • Homage to the "proletarian" "writers" (Air: "Keep the home fires burning")
 
Notes

Cover title.

Library’s copy was received bound with a copy of Number Two, the second of a series of three untitled booklets of poetry (also known as Untitled: An Untitled, Unpretentious, Unadvertised and Unusual Selection of Verse). Number Two is, however, not a sequel, but part of a separate related serial publication, produced by the same group of Sydney poets. Both titles were printed in 1944 by Oliver M. Somerville.

SR 48 copy, condition reviewed, 20130808, brittle paper

Subjects Bawdy poetry, Australian.  |  Humorous poetry, Australian.  |  Verse satire, Australian.  |  Parodies.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Hope, A. D. (Alec Derwent), 1907-2000  |  McAuley, James, 1917-1976  |  Somerville, O. M. (Oliver M.), -1947  |  Stewart, Harold, 1916-1995  |  Hooton, Harry  |  Lyle, Garry
Also Titled

Boke of fowle ayres.

Book of fowle ayres

Fowle ayres

First book of foul airs

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