Francis Webb and the 1960s

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Abstract

A critique is presented of poems such as "Clouds," "An Old Record," and "End of the Picnic" by mentally ill Australian poet Francis Webb. The poet's social conditions an institutionalization after his return to Australia from England in 1960 are discussed, and biographies such as "Sr. Pauline: Street Angel of Sydney" by Grace Chan and "God's Fool: The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb" by Michael Griffith are cited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalAntipodes: a global journal of Australian/New Zealand literature
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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