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O Sonata is a suite of renditions-performances, interpretations, transliterations, transmogrifications- of Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonette an Orpheus, presented here as a parallel text. Dramatising the mythic role of Orpheus as 'futile Male' ('a dick' according to Eurydice), Chris Edwards' renditions also comprise interrogations of the lyric impulse, transported here to an 'Underland' where 'becoming begets begone.' 'There is joy and humour, a largesse, to the way he sketches clearly the peculiarities of (and the strange conjunctions and refractions between) world, self and words. His poems offer a deep-hearted laugh with us, the language-mobbed inhabitants of 'this great planet...the spaceship/ I grew up on.' Having emerged from his twenty-year silence, Edwards is currently producing some of the most intriguing and stimulating poetry being written in Australia.' -Poetry International Web 'Like dreaming while awake it folds you into a world of mystery, chance, dissociation and rich imagery, while showing us what story can be via Frankensteinian rich imagery and collaged images.' -Robert Wood, After Naptime review in foam:e

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781922181459
Author(s): Chris Edwards
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Vagabond Press
Pages: 128

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