Off Minor single work   poetry   "Thelonius Monk fell silent his final years"
  • Author: Laurie Duggan
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Off Minor
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  • Epigraph : patches of realism lift off - Kelvin Corcoran
  • Thelonius Sphere Monk is considered one of the most important (and eccentric) jazz composers of the century. One of the early practitioners of bebop during the 1940s and '50s, his complex compositions featured irregular rhythms, dissonant sounds and a quirky sense of humor. He was the composer of such jazz standards as "'Round Midnight" and "Straight No Chaser."

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    y Memorials Laurie Duggan , Wulfe Hubermann (illustrator), North Adelaide : Little Esther Books , 1996 Z228605 1996 single work poetry autobiography "A booklength poem in six sections - meditations undertaken amongst the contingencies of the everyday, whose focus shifts from near to far, from the 'big issues' and abstraction to the individual and particular. Time, and the rough justice and inadequacy of our attempts to gain a hold on it via memory's summations, are its abiding preoccupations. The results are elegy, remembrance, recall, amused commitment .... autobiography, philosophy, cultural commentary." (Cover) North Adelaide : Little Esther Books , 1996 pg. 3
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