Napoleon's Roads single work   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Epigraph: His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
Has grown so weary that it cannot hold anything else...
R. M. Rilke, The Panther
  • Appears in:
    y Heat no. 2 ( New Series) 2001 Z940508 2001 periodical issue Fitzroy to Freo 2001 pg. 161-170
  • Appears in:
    y Kenyon Review vol. 25 no. 3/4 Summer 2003 Z1887092 2003 periodical issue 2003 pg. 20-28
  • Appears in:
    y Napoleon's Roads David Brooks , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2016 9021117 2016 selected work prose

    'A writer questions the architecture of words, struggling to capture his ideas before they are lost; a husband excavating beneath his house becomes mesmerised by silence and disappears in search of solitude; a lighthouse keeper dreams that he is a man dreaming that he is the keeper of a lighthouse.

    'Magnificent in its scope and imagery, David Brooks's mastery of the written word is eclipsed in this thought-provoking collection. Both evocative and experimental, Brooks's stories conjure fragments of memory and time, capturing streetscapes and heartscapes in a mosaic-style splendour.

    'Lyrical and perceptive, brave and illuminating, Napoleon's Roads explores the richness of language and the possibilities of expression, while exemplifying some of the most sophisticated, polished and beautiful contemporary literature in Australia today.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2016
    pg. 3-15
Last amended 13 Sep 2012