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
  • 3,721,589

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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