Max Dunn

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Maxell Walter Dumont Dunn (? – 4 September 1963) was an Australian editor, publisher, poet, and literary translator.

Biography[edit]

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Dunn's early life remains obscure, though he claimed to have been educated at the University of Edinburgh, and in France and the United States, before moving to Australia in 1924, and settling in Melbourne. [1] His claims to have been in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I also seem unsubstantiated. [2] Dunn worked as a psychotherapist, poet, publisher, and journalist with the Argus, Smith's Weekly, and other Melbourne newspapers and magazines. Dunn also worked as a literary translator from the Chinese. Dunn became a Buddhist priest in 1955. [3] He died of cancer on in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.

Works[edit]

  • War in the Sky, Melbourne: Popular Publications, 1940
  • Random Elements, Melbourne: Anvil Press, 1943
  • No Asterisks: Poems, Melbourne: Anvil Press, 1944
  • Time of Arrival, with a foreword by A. R. Chisholm, Melbourne: Anvil Press, 1947
  • The Mirror and the Rose, Melbourne: Anvil Press, 1954
  • Into the Radiance, Melbourne: Dhamma Library, 1955
  • Portrait of a Country, Melbourne: Anvil Press, 1962
  • The Jewel String of Dipankara, Melbourne: Levite Press, 1968

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996
  2. ^ Peter Pierce, 'Dunn, Maxwell Walter Dumont (1895? - 1963)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 14, Melbourne University Press, 1996, p. 57
  3. ^ Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996