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Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional…

Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography: Three New Works

by John Kinsella

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"Starting with Purgatorio: up close, and moving into Paradiso: rupture, to end up in Inferno: leisure centre before the cycle twists back to its beginning like a moebius strip, John Kinsellas distractions on Dantes Divine Comedy take the reader on highly visual journeys through time and space. Set in a small area of a large place, a patch of wheatbelt Western Australia, the reader accompanies the poet and his partner-guide, and their family, through a phantasmagoria of the real and imagined, of nature in its full regalia, resisting forces of damage and indifference that would see it destroyed. This is a book of hope and redemption that nonetheless faces up to the terrors and traumas in all of us, terrors and traumas we play out on the world, often unwittingly. This is a radical and lyrical book, deeply concerned with the macro and the micro, the regional and the international. John Kinsella has created a world in which heaven, hell, and purgatory co-exist, even require each other."--Provided by publisher.… (more)



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W.W. Norton

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Editions: 039306655X, 0393338290

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