Versary

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Salt, 2002 - Fiction - 98 pages
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Kate Lilley's wonderful Versaryis a treasury of sentences, a cabinet of their variety and a practice of their power: from "Never let the sun go down"to "Can modernism get any later?"; from "We had a little fuss today/ over a bunch of gowns"to "The two halves of a face should stay together. "There is no resource of poetry that Versarydoesn't make a new use of, in a renewed attempt to wring from it all that can be wrung: "Everything means more than enough", "The debt cannot be cancelled by any means. "Mary Baine Campbell "What Kate Lilley gives us is the richness and vigour of the English Renaissance in the service of a complex set of postmodern concerns; scholarship as a handmaiden to art; and literature galvanised by passion. What we get is an alert, sharp-edged contemporary poetry, electric with allusion and irony, compulsively readable. "John Tranter, Jacket magazine "Few things more exhilarating than ace work like Kate Lilley's "Susan Wheeler, Poetry etc.

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About the author (2002)

Kate Lilley was born in 1960 and grew up in Perth and Sydney. After completing her PhD on Masculine Elegy at the University of London she spent four years as a Junior Research Fellow at Oxford University. Since 1990 she has taught feminist literary history and theory at the University of Sydney and has published widely on early modern women's writing and contemporary poetry. She is the editor of "Margaret Cavendish", "The Blazing World and other writings" (Penguin Classics).

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