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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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 7mm | 152.86g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • No
  • 1844712532
  • 9781844712533
  • 3,242,498

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


Belongings


Still Life, 2001


On Chennai Beach


The Last Emperor


Reality's Conquests


Bologna Morning


Understandings


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


Globalisation


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


Constancy


Shoal Bay


Why


On Hearing that an Apparently Prudent Friend has Left his Wife and Kids for a Younger Woman


Purpose


Letter to Rhonda


Le Voyage


Temperatures


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


Notes
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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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