Angry Penguins ('as drunks, the angry penguins of the night ..'). Angry Penguins #1, D. B. KERR, Max HARRIS.
Angry Penguins ('as drunks, the angry penguins of the night ..')
Angry Penguins ('as drunks, the angry penguins of the night ..')

Angry Penguins ('as drunks, the angry penguins of the night ..')

Adelaide, Adelaide University Arts Association, [1940].

Octavo, 54, [1] pages.

Overlapping wrappers a little chipped and creased, with some light stains (tinged pink on the front cover); internally a very good copy with the inkstamp of the library of the Eureka Youth League, Claridge Lane, Adelaide at the foot of the half-title.

The first issue of the journal, taking off where 'Phoenix' crashed and burned. The introductory note says it all: 'Last year "Phoenix" went, and thus was happily consummated a failure to understand which had started with the first number. Had the members of the Union Committee struck with conviction or even cynicism they might have been pardoned, but without scruples they promoted their apathy to the rank of fervour, and to this there was no immediate answer. Again the calm sincerity of the University's indifference readily absorbed the shock. The production of this magazine will appear then an act of defiance, and indeed it is, but defiance is a dish to be eaten cold; whether good or bad the magazine itself is infinitely more important than the disturbances which lie behind it'. Prose contributors are Charles Jury ('Two Poets', on Max Harris and Paul Pfeiffer), and J.B Swan ('Tonality and Modern Music'). Poets include Harris, Pfeiffer, Geoffrey Dutton, Rex Ingamells, D.B. Kerr, Joseph O'Dwyer and Brian Vrepont. Provenance: Charles Bannon (1919-1993), artist and arts educator (and the father of John Bannon, Premier of SA from 1982 to 1992), with his signature on the half-title.

Item #118352

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