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  • Author:agent Judith Bishop
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 A Door Ajar to the Future : Doubling and Dividedness in David Malouf's Poetry
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'It is a curious thing, and not a little moving, to see writers celebrated for their work in other genres turn in later life with renewed vigour to poetry. David Malouf, like Clive James, has avowed a desire for poetry now, as the main form of writing his expression wants to take. Certainly, its brevity has a part in this, for the best of poems can happen, if fortunate, in minutes, not months, as Malouf himself observes. Yet the cogency of poetry speaks also to an impulse to voice the essential in life and nothing but, and to do it in a way that calls on all the writer’s powers of sound and gesture and concision.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 407 December 2018 15325148 2018 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the December issue of ABR! Highlights include:

    • Books of the Year: 34 critics and authors, including Michelle de Kretser, Fiona Wright, Beejay Silcox, Gregory Day, and Gideon Haigh, nominate their favourite books of 2018.
    • Review of the Month: Glyn Davis on David Marr’s new collection of speeches, essays, and stories, My Country.
    • Peter Goldsworthy lauds the Collected Poems of Les Murray.
    • Professor Joy Damousi on the controversial vetoing of eleven ARC grants, and brief statements from a further thirteen academics.
    • Andrea Goldsmith’s tribute to her late partner and poet Dorothy Porter.'

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