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Max is Missing
By Peter Porter

Max is Missing

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Max is Missing by Peter Porter

Book Awards

  • Winner of Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2002.
  • Winner of Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 2002.
  • Shortlisted for Age Book of the Year: Poetry 2002.

Book Description

Few poets now writing share Porter's sense of the big picture, his ability to read the small event against the waxings and wanings of culture and empire. Whether these poems look at Europe through the strata of its Golden Ages, revisit the Australia of his childhood or turn their surreal wit to the quieter domestic landscape, together they amount to a sustained meditation on the spirit that bears comparison with the late poems of Wallace Stevens. Magisterial in its perspective and possessed of a rare intellectual sanity, "Max is Missing" is Porter's most charged and direct work since "The Cost of Seriousness".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330486989
ISBN-10: 0330486985
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Lawrence Durrell by Peter Porter Lawrence Durrell, Paperback (June 2006)

Drawing on the published work from "A Private Country" to "Vega", this title provides a revaluation of Durrell's poetic career. It makes the case for "A Private Country" as one of the most accomplished debut collections of the twentieth century, and traces Durrell's preoccupations and poetic personality within the wider scene.

Best Australian Poetry 2005 by Peter Porter Best Australian Poetry 2005, Paperback (August 2005)

Celebrates the vibrancy of poetry in Australia. This work features poets such as Bruce Dawe, Peter Goldsworthy, Clive James, and more.

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Author Biography - Peter Porter

Peter Porter is one of Australia's best loved poets. A friend to the greats - Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes as well as to contemporary writers such as Julian Barnes and Martin Amis. He lives in London

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