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33 p. : 26 cm.
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John Manifold, poet, was born in Melbourne and educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a member of the Communist Party. During the Second World War, he served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps in Africa and Western Europe. After the war he moved back to London before returning to Australia in 1949, settling in Wynnum, Brisbane. Manifold established the Realist Writers group in 1950, and was involved in a number of communist-associated groups, including the Communist Arts Group. As well as publishing poetry, he wrote non-fiction on various themes, notably Australian bush ballads which he collected and was particularly interested in.
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Photocopy of ring-bound notebook containing revolutionary ballads, transcribed by John Manifold, with music. Titles: Banks are made of marble -- Aten Weisen -- Gedanken sind Frei -- French partisan song -- Good times are -- Home isn't home for you -- International -- March of the Thalmann battalion -- Moscow in May -- Ode to joy -- Oka River -- Our fathers' songs -- Red flag -- Road to life -- Soviet land -- Tu n'es pas maitre -- United front -- Wir sind das Bauvolk.
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.