'A world of its own' : poems by J. McAuley, Paintings by P. Giles

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1977

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McAuley, James Phillip

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Australian National University Press

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A World of its Own is a sustained lyric, an enchanted and enchanting song that captures in words and colour the simplicity, the beauty, the aloneness of a little-known, unspoilt world. Poet and painter viewed this world with independent eyes, neither seeking to interpret for the other. In an unusual collaboration they have captured a subtlety of impression and recreated a wholeness of experience difficult for either to achieve alone. The poems have a rare visual quality about them and the paintings and sketches a lyrical eloquence as though each art was about to spill over into the other. In the last poem in this book McAuley writes: all things visible, Become a treasure hoarded in the heart Till brought forth by the artist{u2019}s hand, transformed, Into an image. A World of its Own is a treasure hoarded in the heart and transformed by its artist's hands.

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