Review of Mary Gilmore: A Tribute by Dymphna Cusack, T. Inglis Moore, and Barrie Ovenden
To quote from Professor T. Ingiis Moore's introduction to this book. 'It is impossible, of course, to give in one book the rich complexity of Mary Gilmore's multifarious life and the fenceless range of her achievements', but as a tribute to Dame Mary Gilmore, the Australasian Book Society's publication makes its first impression favourably indeed, since it places the emphasis on her own poetry and prose and does not dribble away in inconsequential reminiscing. Immediately, too, the format of the book reinforces this virtue. Constant magazine repetition has not diminished the sentinel-like steadfastness of the Dobell portrait that strategically commands the cover and frontispiece, (the latter gratefully complemented by the colour used for the title page.)
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