Adam Lindsay Gordon

Geoffrey Hutton
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Adam Lindsay Gordon

Published

2 June 1992

ISBN

9780522847086

Weight

281g

Size

232mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Adam Lindsay Gordon

Geoffrey Hutton
Biography of Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australia's 'National Poet', examines the life of the man and the myths surrounding him.
Scottish aristocrat, rebellious youth, expert horseman, club-man, MP and poet-beneath the image of rake and hell-raiser, Adam Lindsay Gordon remained a conservative, frustrated with his failure to achieve the success he had expected from life. He finished his passionate life as dramatically as he had lived it, in a mixture of glory and outrage. A flawed hero, he was acclaimed as Australia's National Poet in 1933.
Geoffrey Hutton examines this tragic and romantic character as a man, and a poet against his culture and his times and the process of his later apotheosis.
'He wrote imperfectly in Australia those poems that in England he might have made perfect.'–Oscar Wilde
Scottish aristocrat, rebellious youth, expert horseman, club-man, MP and poet-beneath the image of rake and hell-raiser, Adam Lindsay Gordon remained a conservative, frustrated with his failure to achieve the success he had expected from life. He finished his passionate life as dramatically as he had lived it, in a mixture of glory and outrage. A flawed hero, he was acclaimed as Australia's National Poet in 1933.
Geoffrey Hutton examines this tragic and romantic character as a man, and a poet against his culture and his times and the process of his later apotheosis.
'He wrote imperfectly in Australia those poems that in England he might have made perfect.'–Oscar Wilde

Geoffrey Hutton

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