- Wright, Judith
The Other Half
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1967, Cloth, , , Very Good /Very Good
51 pp. Some rubbing and small tears to price-clipped dj. 'The themes of the book range from Adam and Eve to ''Typists in the Pheonix Building'', from Hafiz to Shiraz to Shaw Neilson, to the city dawn to the legend of a dark-skinned Endymion of New Guinea; yet in spite of its diversity there is an underlying unity which is aptly summarized in the title, for almost all the poems are concerned, one way or another, with ''the other half''. It is a search for the reconcilement of seeming opposites, for singleness amongst the apparent duality of the universe, which is expressed at its deepest in poems as ''Prayer'', ''Naked Girl and Mirror'', and the title poem in which the apparently divided elements in the psyche ''meet at last . . . and turn into one truth in singleness.'' ' 'Poets are always writing about the sea: / poets are people who want the sea to be real. / Vanities, smuts and despairs are found in the city; / the country is notorious for stupidity; / inland and littoral are glutted with grey humanity; / so poets require the sea, make the sea real.'--from ''Jack Blight.''
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Adrien Bosc; translated from the French by Willard Wood
The “Airplane of the Stars” is living up to its name today. Besides the “Casablanca Clouter,” the violin virtuoso Ginette Neveu is also setting off to conquer America. The tabloid France-soir organizes an impromptu photo session in the departure lounge. In the first snapshot, Jean Neveu stands in the center smiling at his sister, while Marcel holds the Stradivarius and Ginette grins across at him. Next, Jo takes Jean Neveu’s place and, with his expert’s eye, compares the violinist’s small hands with the boxer’s powerful paws.
Then on the tarmac, at the foot of the gangway, the two celebrities continue their conversation. Ginette gives the details of her tour: Saint Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York. Marcel offers her front row seats for his rematch at Madison Square Garden and promises to attend the concert at Carnegie Hall on November 30. Maybe they can have dinner together at the Versailles, the cabaret where the Little Sparrow has been packing the house for months.
Four enormous Wright engines of the Lockheed Constellation F-BAZN are droning. The propellers and blades have been inspected, and the eleven crew members line up in front of the plane. The big beautiful aircraft, its aluminum fuselage perched on its outsized undercarriage, looks like a wading bird.