All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

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Swinging between the "hysterically quiet' of Australian towns and China's commercialisation of Mao, between allegorical voyages and densities of affection, Dennis Haskell's All the Time in the World provides explorations of the nature of truth and the meaning - if any - of human emotions. Language stands here in varying relations to the world, sometimes fragile, sometimes firm, in portraying a deep link between "the unsayable" and the ordinary.
Is love meaningless or utterly valuable? Are the meanings of human life discovered or made? Is identity rooted in place or flying about a globalised world? The book explores meanings underwritten by death, and pits a breadth of language against the values of a contemporary world dominated by the anonymity of money.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129.5 x 210.8 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • No
  • 1844712532
  • 9781844712533
  • 2,833,264

Table of contents

All The Time In The World
A Thin Piece of Light
Ars Poetica
In Refutation of a Former Aesthetic
Whatever Happened
Encomium to an Inebriate
Lines pour les Symbolistes
Contemporary Tatlers
A Defence of Poetry
The Gaze Averted
Ward of the Iceflow
The Failures of Art
Still Life, 2001
On Chennai Beach
The Last Emperor
Reality's Conquests
Bologna Morning
In Madrid, 1971
Writ in Water
In Search of Synge
Ode to Edinburgh, without Irony
In Churchill College Library
Walking in England, late-November
The Last of England
After Hong Kong
Doubt and Trembling
The Squirrel
Australia In City And Town
Aesthetics in a Crowded Age
A Portrait
In a Sunburnt Country
Sydney or the Bush
That World Whose Sanity We Know
Lemon-scented Gums
Brightly Shone the Moon
At Middleton Beach
Inland Sea
Painted Lives
Girl Wearing a Turban
The Raising of the Cross
Two Landscapes
Fiori, 1924
Fiori, 1924
Evil Pandanus Spirit
Presence, Blood, Absence
Shoal Bay
On Hearing that an Apparently Prudent Friend has Left his Wife and Kids for a Younger Woman
Letter to Rhonda
Le Voyage
Felix Culpa
Counting the Days
Hand to Chin
Darling Street, Balmain
The Departure
There to Hear and See
"I am Well, Who are you?"
An Act of Defiance
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About Dennis Haskell

Dennis Haskell is the author or editor of 17 books, including poetry, literary and social criticism, and literary scholarship. His five previous books of poetry include the prizewinning All the Time in the World, published by Salt in 2006. His work has been published and he has has given readings of his poetry in many countries, including England, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, and the USA. He is Co-editor of the Australian literary magazine Westerly, and teaches at The University of Western Australia.
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