Review of Last Letters of Adam Lindsay Gordon Edited by Hugh Anderson and Adam Lindsay Gordon by C.F. MacRae
The Gordon legend is too well known to bear repetition. His anniversary, however, has been a quiet affair, and its failure to attract the enthusiastic attention that marked his installation in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1934 cannot surely be attributed simply to the rivalry of Beethoven and Captain Cook. It might have been an occasion for some reassessment of Gordon's achievement. Instead, both MacRae's book on his life and work, and Mr Hugh Anderson's edition of his last letters to Riddoch, repeat some of the errors, half-truths, and speculations that have long been current.
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