Literature

A couple of Classics

There’s been quite a deal of discussion lately across the spectrum about what the “new” Australian or the “old” Australian should know. Should they know about “the Don”? Who was Australia’s first prime minister? There’s not much argument, however, about the 1890s as an important decade in Australian history: the drought, the depression, the strikes, the federation movement and more. In this context, it’s worth reminding ourselves of a couple of poems from that period, both written in the 1890s but showing very different sides of our poetic psyche, a difference which can still be sensed in our poetry today.…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.