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James McAuley interviewed by Catherine Santamaria [sound recording]
Bib ID 1856884
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
McAuley, James, 1917-1976, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use from Curtis Brown (Aust.) Pty Ltd. 
Description 1976 
2 sound tapes reels (ca. 308 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Summary

James McAuley, founding editor of the journal Quadrant, 1956 and Professor of English, University of Sydney, 1961-1976, speaks about his family background, early education at Fort Street High School, religious background, musical abilities and achievements, beginnings of poetry writing, impact of the Depression years, his education at University of Sydney, the influence of Clive Davis and John Reed, his studies at university leading to his Master's thesis, his job as editor of Hermes the university magazine, his involvement in politics at university, his parents' supportive role, his career opportunities including the wish to become a diplomat, the influence of German poets particularly Rilke, his contact with other poets, his own attitude to poetry, the teaching positions he undertook, marriage, his attitude to war, work with Army Education Service and then the Australian Army Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, his political affiliations, his associations with Brian Fitzpatrick, Harold Stewart and Alf Conlon, his visit to New Guinea to set up an Army training school, his work for the Australian School of Pacific Administration, his recognition of the inevitability of New Guinea's self-government, his commitment to the School, the courses he taught,

Notes

Recorded on May 5-7, 1976.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected draft transcript available (typescript, 85 leaves) 
Subjects McAuley, James, 1917-1976 -- Interviews.  |  Malley, Ern.  |  Angry penguins.  |  Poets, Australian -- Interviews.  |  Australian poetry -- 20th century.  |  Literary forgeries and mystifications.
Occupation Poets
Other authors/contributors Santamaria, Catherine, Interviewer

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