The Mathematics of Absurdity single work   poetry   "Juliska has been taking a keen interest in my sewing basket."
Alternative title: Mathematics
Is part of Doll Jan Owen 2008 sequence poetry
  • Author: Jan Owen
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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Russian babushka doll's smallest doll 'falls in love' with a red cotton reel, but when it is put inside her the five dolls are thrown into uproar at the cotton reel's supposed claims to historic agency and presence, i.e., helping Theseus through the labyrinth.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 51 no. 1 Autumn 1992 Z602877 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 161-162
  • Appears in:
    y Night Rainbows Jan Owen , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1994 Z91527 1994 selected work poetry humour satire Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1994 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 108
    Note: Title: Mathematics First line: It's absurd, Juliska! -
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