In his first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music in 2007, David Malouf once again shows us why he is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected writers.
David Malouf’s new collection comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of ‘silence, following talk’ after its exploration of memory, imagination and mortality.
With elegance and wit, these poems move from profound depths to whimsy and playfulness. As Malouf interweaves light and dark, levity and gravity, he offers a vision of life on ‘this patch/of earth and its green things’,charting the resilience of beauty amidst stubborn human grace.
About the Author
David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Harland's Half Acre, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make, his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street and Ransom. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. He was born in 1934 and was raised in Brisbane.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 26th February 2014
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 13.3 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.25