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On Passion : Little Books on Big Themes - Dorothy Porter

On Passion

Little Books on Big Themes

Hardcover Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780522856019
Number Of Pages: 96

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MUP's acclaimed series Little Books on Big Themes pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life. Each author's 10,000-word take on a chosen theme is presented as an eminently collectable hardback.

In On Passion, celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's drug of choice was none other than romantic love while musing that some of the most deeply passionate experiences of [her] life happened between the covers of a book.

Written just before she passed away in 2008, On Passion is a wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets.

About the Author

Dorothy Porter was one of Australia's finest writers. Two of her verse novels, What a Piece of Work and Wild Surmise, were short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. Porter also wrote two libretti for composer Jonathan Mills, The Ghost Wife and The Eternity Man, and her most recent publication El Dorado was short-listed for the Prime Minister's Award.

Industry Reviews

"The 10,000-word essay is a fearless reflection on the subjects that gave her life meaning: poetry, desire, nature, music and most powerfully, her own mortality." Age
"It is [a] deeply rooted literary emphasis which gives On Passion its extra dimension." --Canberra Times
"A delightful essay." --Launceston Examiner

ISBN: 9780522856019
ISBN-10: 0522856012
Series: Little Books on Big Themes
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.8 x 11.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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