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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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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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