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'A collection of aphorism and condensed argument about poetry and literature in general.' (Publisher's blurb)
Book launched by Philip Hammial at The Friend in Hand Hotel, Glebe, New South Wales.
* Contents derived from the Woodford,Blue Mountains,Sydney,New South Wales,:Island Press,2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Langford explores the nature of narrative, declaring it 'the means by which the ego becomes visible'. He contrasts narrative and poetry. Poetry, he says, 'occurs in the space between narratives. [...] Poems are written in the space in which free will is impossible: one step back from the event. Langford concludes, 'Narrative asks, How shall this conflict end justly? Poetry asks, After justice, what then?'