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  • Author:agent Dorothy Porter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/porter-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 El Dorado
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'There is a serial killer stalking the streets of Melbourne. The victims are killed gently, lovingly, a gold mark traced on their forehead. This killer doesn't hate children. This killer believes in childhood innocence at any cost...El Dorado is the story of a friendship under siege, and the very long shadows that jealousy and betrayal can cast.' - back cover

Notes

  • Novel in verse form.
  • Dedication: For Mark and Micky in the Mountains/ Para mi amigo Roberto en su finca/ And for the magic of snakes
  • Epigraph: Gilgamesh said, 'May the dream come true. May the true friend appear, the true companion, who through every danger will stand at my side.' - Gilgamesh
  • Epigraph: All children, except me, grow up. - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  • Epigraph: It is cold to be forever young. - Wallace Stevens, 'Variations on a Summer Day'

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Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter's Poetry Felicity Plunkett , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 25 no. 1 2010; (p. 19-30)
'Although charged by the daemonic, the sacred and extreme, [Porter's] poetics is shot through, too, with awareness of fakery and illusion. Finally, the currents of Porter's work are connective, sparking off and from a lineage of charged poetry, especially, arguabley, of confessionalism, and a tradition of hierophantic poetics. This essay examines Porter's poetics within the context of this lineage' (19).
What Kevin Read Next: PM Book Award Contest Begins Annabel Stafford , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 August 2008; (p. 4)
Going for Gold Tiffany Lowana , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Lesbians on the Loose , May vol. 18 no. 5 2007; (p. 25)
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
Tall Tales and True in Chapter and Verse Peter Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 2 no. 4 2007; (p. 12-13, 27)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work novel ; Lawrie and Shirley, The Final Cadenza : A Movie in Verse Geoff Page , 2006 single work novel ; Fredy Neptune Les Murray , 1998 single work novel
'Australian poets are leading a revival of the ancient art of the verse novel, a genre as user-friendly as movies that deserves a wider readership.' (Editor's abstract)
[Review] El Dorado David Gaunt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 37)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work novel
The Genre-Bender David Gilbey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work novel
Crime Thriller Bursts into Verse Jaya Savige , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 May 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work novel
Staccato Style Holds Rococo Emotion Lisa Gorton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 May 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of El Dorado Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work novel
Venturing into Disturbing Terrain Corrie Perkin , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2007; (p. 12-13)
What Lies Beneath Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 June 2007; (p. 11)
Dorothy Porter in Conversation with Rosanna Licari Rosanna Licari (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , July no. 26 2007;
An Interview with Dorothy Porter Maggie Ball (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: M/C Reviews
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
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