(1976) The Upas Tree: Glasgow, 1875-1975, Glasgow, University of Glasgow Press.
(1.) In our use of the upas tree we are indebted to the late Sydney Checkland who first used it as an economic metaphor in his book on the industrial development of Glasgow (Checkland, 1976).
Checkland, The upas tree
: Glasgow 1875-1975: a study in growth and contraction, Glasgow University Press 1976.
The sap of the real upas tree was indeed used as an arrow poison.
The toxin of 'The Upas Tree' is not only a corollary of the snail poison in 'A Balanced Bait in Handy Pellet Form'; the tree itself is central to the stanza of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage whose first two lines Curnow quoted in the earlier poem.
Crow's "Under the Upas Tree
: Charles Chesnutt's Gothic" focuses on three short stories--"The Marked Tree," "The Dumb Witness," and "The Sheriff's Children"--to show how Chesnult's use of gothic elements to comment on race relations anticipates that technique in the work of later American writers such as Faulkner and Morrison.
The names chenchen and antiaris actually refer to three closely related species of Antiaris, which is the Javanese name for the gum resin of the upas tree: Antiaris toxicaria, Antiaris africana and Antiaris welsitschii.
It is closely related to the upas tree, the botanical name of which is Antiaris toxicaria."
Comparative Political Philosophy: Studies Under the Upas Tree
. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
The colonial construction of knowledge is also the subject of the next contribution by Dove and Carpenter, who take a look at the upas tree
in Borneo and the wider East Indies.
Four Poems After Pushkin: I When and Where; II The Upas Tree
; III Winter Evening; IV.