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venerdì 30 dicembre 2011

TALLER WHEN PRONE – Poems by Les Murray (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)






















“Taller When Prone is Les Murray’s first volume of new poems since The Biplane Houses, published five years ago. These poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life here and abroad—its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveler’s tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical sketches. Above all, there is Murray’s astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best.

Fame

We were at dinner in Soho
and the couple at the next table
rose to go. The woman paused to say
to me: I just wanted you to know
I have got all your cook books
and I swear by them!

I managed
to answer her: Ma'am
they've done you nothing but good!
which was perhaps immodest
of whoever I am.”

ATHANOR: The Secret Science of the Heart (I Quaderni del Bardo Edizioni di Stefano Donno)

The time of our civilisation, which is only one of the possible civilisations, can be transcribed synthetically through the categories of ...