Readers who find themselves at home in the maze of these books and their inter-connections may wish to travel down a handful of related paths – paths of influence and paths of implication. This is a list of affinities drawn up at full speed – almost automatically. How not to follow such a course, that suits the temper of our time, when we live as we do, so casually, and at such terrifying pace?: The Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey; the Tacitean Annals; Rilke’s Notebooks, the Canti from Recanati, Scholem’s Major Trends. If you feel these are not Australian connections, even Aboriginal ones, think again. Whoever wishes to take the ride: Bon Voyage, and keep an eye out for what lies ahead.