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15 July 1982
Christopher Brennan: A Critical Biography 
by Axel Clark.
Melbourne, 358 pp., £20, May 1980, 0 522 84182 1
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... fell so far short of his ambition: he put less energy into writing poetry than into being the poet. It was an aberration in which personality conspired with circumstances, creating a tangle which AxelClark, in this admirably hard-headed critical biography, does much to sort out. Brennan was a prodigy of the Australian Fin-de-Siècle who had pretty well given up writing by the beginning of the ...
7 March 2019
... into contemporaries, branding them with memories that would last as long as life itself.These revolutions were experienced as European upheavals – the evidence for this is superabundant – but, as Axel Körner pointed out, they were nationalised in retrospect. The historians and memory managers of the European nations absorbed them into specific national teleologies and path dependencies. The ...

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