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Toccata and Rain free pdf Simon reluctantly finds himself at the centre of a controversy over two large sculptural spires he has constructed in his suburban backyard in Melbourne. A television interview results in a late-night phone call from a wife in Perth, of whom he has no recollection. Suddenly Simon is plunged into a psychological maelstrom that has at its centre a childhood trauma so horrific in its consequences, he gradually realises, that he has been trying to escape from it all his life. Compelling, mysterious and erotically charged, Toccata slowly peels back the layers, ambiguities and complexities of one man's life. The result is a startling virtuoso performance. Phillip Salom has a well-established reputation as a poet and has won numerous Australian and international awards for his work. He has published one previous novel Playback.

About Phillip Salom

Born in 1950 in Western Australia and brought up on a dairy farm in Brunswick Junction, Philip Salom is one of Australia's most lauded poets. He has twice won the prestigious Commonwealth Poetry Prize which is awarded for the best book in the British Commonwealth. Sky Poems was the only poetry title shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year in 1987 and later won the West Australian Premier's Prize for poetry in 1988. In 1993 Feeding the Ghost was shortlisted for both the National Book Council Poetry Award and the Victorian Premier's Prize. The Rome Air Naked arose out the year he spent as the inaugural Resident in the B.R. Whiting Library Apartment in Rome, and was published by Penguin in 1996. Recently he has been working on incorporating poetry and multi-media on his web site. His latest publication New and Selected Poems was launched this year. Philip is married, teaching Creative Writing at Murdoch University, and working on three new books. Of Salom's work: 'Philip Salom's poems are proof of the power that is in the form. His subjects are more urgent than most and his technique rises to brilliance' Michael Sharkey ' energetic, intelligent and assertive poetic personality' The Weekend Australian 'As well as zest and sensuality, Salom has an odd, fresh range of perception' Times Literary Supple

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Author : Phillip Salom
Publisher : Fremantle Press
Data Published : 07 June 2004
ISBN : 1920731490
EAN : 9781920731496
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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