Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw
By (author) Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw by Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Book DescriptionChris Wallace-Crabbe writes with an alert curiosity about the world and the speculation it gives rise to. He celebrates household objects as well as the textures of the Australian landscape; European ancestors, both familial and intellectual, and the consciousness of animals; the damaged planet and the continuing possibilities of belief; science and soul. Humour and gravity inform his richly orchestrated language. "Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw" is a collection for a complicated world, both joyous and shrewd.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903039939
(216mm x 135mm x 8mm)
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) is one of the best loved Australian poets of the twentieth century - and a fierce prankster, who published poems under half-a-dozen names and identities. This title includes a selection of her poetry from 1943 to her death that makes a range of the work accessible to poetry-lovers in the northern hemisphere.
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Author Biography - Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia in 1934, CHRIS WALLACE-CRABBE was educated at the University of Melbourne. He was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1984. He taught in Australia and at Harvard as Visiting Professor of Australian Studies. He has received many awards for his poetry. He was Director of the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, and is now Professor Emeritus in the Centre. He was also General Editor of Oxford's Australian Writers (1990-6) and Associate Editor of The Oxford Literary History of Australia (Melbourne, OUP, 1998). He has published fourteen volumes of poetry, the last being Whirling (OxfordPoets) in 1998.
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