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A Time of Strangers single work   poetry   "...so it was, anyway, that we entered a time of strangers. It was"
Is part of Ten Short Pieces David Brooks , 2016 sequence prose
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 A Time of Strangers
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Notes

  • Prose poem.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Agenda vol. 41 no. 1-2 Spring/Summer 2005 Z1230563 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 60-62
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 70-73
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