Impossible Preludes 2008 – 2014 Andrew Taylor

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Impossible Preludes 2008 – 2014

Andrew Taylor

Reflecting a life spread across two continents, Impossible Preludes continues Taylor’s restless probing of the contradictions of life and language. Here are love poems, poems about language and silence, an elegy for a cat, and an interview with a querulous mathematician, as well as poems dealing with the cruelties of contemporary world politics, ageing, and delight in nature. Once again, the collection shows the stimulating range of tone and style that has been a hallmark of all his poetry.

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Category

Memoirs and Poetry

Publication Year

2016

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

1st

Format

Paperback

ISBN13

9780994316738

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One of the hallmarks of Taylor’s poetry over the decades has been the ease with which he can move from real sorrow through to playful humour.

Reflecting a life spread across two continents, Impossible Preludes continues Taylor’s restless probing of the contradictions of life and language. Here are love poems, poems about language and silence, an elegy for a cat, and an interview with a querulous mathematician, as well as poems dealing with the cruelties of contemporary world politics, ageing, and delight in nature. Once again, the collection shows the stimulating range of tone and style that has been a hallmark of all his poetry.

Andrew Taylor 

Andrew Taylor is the author of more than sixteen books of poems, the libretti of two operas, numerous essays, a pioneering study of Australian poetry, and translations from German and Italian. He has taught at universities in Australia, Germany and China and since leaving Perth in 2014 divides his time between Sydney and Wiesbaden in Germany.

‘A love of paradox and paradoxical meditation, taken as a theme rather than a structural method, has probably always been a component of Taylor’s poetic sensibility.’  Australian Poetry Review

‘One of the hallmarks of Taylor’s poetry over the decades has been the ease with which he can move from real sorrow through to playful humour.’ The Weekend Australian

‘A unique and beautiful retrospective on life, love, and everything in between.’ Westerly

 

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