On Passion

On Passion

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In On Passion, celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's 'drug of choice' was none other than romantic love and that 'some of the most deeply passionate experiences of (her) life happened between the covers of a book'. Written just before she passed away in 2008, On Passion is a wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 110 x 148 x 10mm | 81.65g
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 052285835X
  • 9780522858358
  • 569,439

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"Her essay is a vivid exploration of what inspires one writer, and a warmly energetic addition to the On series." --Portia Lindsay, Australian Bookseller and Publisher (March 2010) "A lyrical rumination . . . [and] a meander past the things that sparked a fire in the poet's own heart." --the Sunday Age "Sprinkled with events from her youth and childhood this is a special little book. A delightful essay." --Launceston Examiner (June 2010) "It is [a] deeply rooted literary emphasis which gives On Passion its extra dimension." --Canberra Times "The 10,000-word essay is a fearless reflection on the subjects that gave her life meaning: poetry, desire, nature, music and most powerfully, her own mortality." --Age "Her essay is a vivid exploration of what inspires one writer, and a warmly energetic addition to the "On" series." --Portia Lindsay, "Australian Bookseller and Publisher" (March 2010)
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About Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter's award-winning crime thriller in verse, The Monkey's Mask, has become a modern Australian classic. Her other verse novels include Wild Surmise and What a Piece of Work, both short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, Akhenaten and El Dorado. She has written libretti and song lyrics and seven volumes of poetry, most recently The Bee Hut. On Passion was completed just before her death in December 2008.
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21 ratings
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4 19% (4)
3 14% (3)
2 19% (4)
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