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Rattus Rattus free pdf When Peter Rose published his first book of poems, "The House of Vitriol", in 1990 Peter Porter welcomed it thus: 'Nothing I have read in contemporary poetry in Britain, the States and Australia quite prepared me for the impact of Peter Rose's book, E Rose is out to stir the settled waters of poetry.' That collection went on to become one of the most celebrated first books of the 1990s published in Australia. Since then, Rose's poetry (sardonic, cosmopolitan and witness to the sadness of things) has continued to range across a variety of personal and satirical subjects. His voice, in the new poems that open "Rattus Rattus", evinces a new openness and intimacy, while still encapsulating in individual and arresting forms the tenuousness of things, the fragility of bonds, and metaphysical estrangement. Elsewhere, in the best-selling memoir "Rose Boys", Peter Rose has written about family and the difficulties that afflicted one celebrated Australian family, so it will be fascinating for readers unfamiliar with his poetry to encounter the memoirist in a different guise. To 'I Recognize My Brother in a Dream' (an early poem that informed "Rose Boys") he adds a new long poem about his late brother and father, 'Ladybird'. Rose also goes on adding to an early series of satirical poems in the Catullan style, titled 'The Catullan Rag'. In this new book we can enjoy almost twenty of these satires of contemporary literary society, of which Geoff Page remarked, 'It is as if Catullus had somehow resurfaced from Caesar's Rome with all his powers intact'. No one with a serious interest in modern Australian poetry will want to miss this sophisticated, elegiac and witty Selected Poems.

About Peter Rose

Peter Rose grew up in rural Victoria. After studying at Monash University and working as a bookseller, he moved to Oxford University Press and was a publisher there throughout the 1990s. He is currently the Editor of Australian Book Review. His first collection of poetry, The House of Vitriol, appeared in 1990, and was followed by The Catullan Rag (1993) and Donatello in Wangaratta (1998). His poetry and criticism have appeared in various anthologies. In 2001 he published a memoir, Rose Boys, which won several prizes, including the National Biography Award. His first novel will appear in 2005.

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Author : Peter Rose
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 01 March 2005
ISBN : 1844710696
EAN : 9781844710690
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 188 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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