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The Otherness of Words
Author: Manfred Jurgensen

ISBN: 9781921665813
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 18 April 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0
Description:
This is a collection of poetry written over a period of forty years. Selected from twelve separate collections as well as more recent poems, they offer an insight into the development of a poet whose voice is strikingly different from that of most other Australian writers. Its central preoccupation is a search for identity and the quest for redemption. Despite their intensely subjective, almost confessional style, the poems embrace a remarkably far-ranging scale of human experience and emotion, characterised by extensive witticisms, puns and wordplay, perceptive insights and a passionate intelligence. About the author: Manfred Jurgensen is a bilingual poet and novelist of Danish-German background who has travelled extensively, but spent most of his adult life in Australia. His literary publications in English comprise six acclaimed novels, the most recent The Last Australia Day, and thirteen collections of poetry, including a fifteen-canto history of Australia, Shadows of Utopia. What the critics said: "A most subtle and perceptive of poets." Judith Wright "The volume as a whole could be described as an inherent search for identity in the verbal and formal co...

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