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Slowly, as If free pdf In "SLOWLY, AS IF", Karen Press looks clear-eyed at what it means to live in a complex society, a fragile world. She celebrates the connectedness that sustains us - in dance, in love, with the natural world, in cities where 'strangers seem happy / to let you be' - and sees it betrayed by our unreflecting complicity in poverty and violence. The death of a child who 'barely scratched the air of the country' resonates in her tender, devastating account: 'When a child dies, who is responsible[unk]' "SLOWLY, AS IF" asks hard questions with grace and wit, balancing the particular and the universal. 'Being told / you're made of stardust / is not helpful / as you sit holding a parking ticket', but it is, none the less, a truth.

About Karen Press

Born in Cape Town, Karen Press has worked as a teacher of mathematics and English, and with a range of independent projects developing models of progressive education. She has published several collections of poetry and has written textbooks and other education materials in the fields of mathematics, science, economics and English, as well as children's stories, a film script and stories for newly literate adults. In 1987 she co-founded the publishing collective Buchu Books. She now works as a freelance editor and writer, and is an associate of the national advice and information support service for South African writers, The Writers' Network, which she helped to establish.

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Author : Karen Press
Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
Data Published : 28 June 2012
ISBN : 184777136X
EAN : 9781847771360
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 156 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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