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This collection of Paul Kane's poetry, written after the death of Tina, his wife of thirty-six years, takes the reader through the deep process of grieving-in all its ebb and flow of emotion, its harrowing sorrow and sense of despair-to further stages of acceptance and self-recovery.
Kane's poems (written as Persian ghazals) illuminate the pathways of this lonely pilgrimage and will resonate with those who have mourned the loss of a loved one.
Rarely does one come across a book that is both intensely ï½literaryï½ ï½ stylised, sophisticated, deeply engaged
with its antecedents ï½ and achingly moving, so viscerally raw that it takes oneï½s breath away. A Passing Bell:
Ghazals for Tina ï½ an elegy-sequence for Tina Kane, to whom Paul Kane was married for thirty-six years ï½ is
such a work. -- David McCooey, Australian Book Review
Paul Kane's A Passing Bell: Ghazals for Tina (White Crane Press) is a lamentation for the loss of his beloved life's companion, Tina. It is a rare and soaring masterpiece. It is a work of spiritual genius and the most powerfully tragic new poetry I've read in many years. Kane writes from within the unrelenting grip of an iron cage of grief, to which his poetry is his answer to the unanswerable. The reader weeps and admires and is carried to another level of perception. Kane has reached with this book a hitherto undreamed level of tragic beauty. I've read nothing so sustained or so affecting for years. -- Alex Miller, Best Books of 2018, The Age
ISBN: 9780648337119 ISBN-10: 0648337111 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 80 Published: 4th July 2018 Publisher: Novella Distribution Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0
Weight (kg): 0.12