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Isolated States Anne Kellas

Isolated States

Anne Kellas

Published 2001
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88 pages
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The themes of alienation, exile, island life ... womens condition, and African landscape and politics continue from her first book. In miniature this book takes up the kind of apolocyptic vision of Doris Lessing. Kellas expresses these themes nowMoreThe themes of alienation, exile, island life ... womens condition, and African landscape and politics continue from her first book. In miniature this book takes up the kind of apolocyptic vision of Doris Lessing. Kellas expresses these themes now with a stronger, more assured and more flexible poetic voice. There are fewer of the short impressionistic poems so plentiful in the Mt Moono collection- in their stead there are waves of substantial poems that grow before our eyes and make whole worlds in themselves (Kevin Brophy, in Famous Reporter, n.24, December 2001).From the back cover blurb:Kellass poems are unafraid to show her breakstep mind: shes an original working in the whole world, not just a small corner of it. There are no as I sit here being bored poems here ... this book is big and ambitious. She says her veld is lion coloured – I say her poems are of the sheerest blue: large, clear, bright visions. Talent to burn, this one – watch out. (Chris Mansell)Writing out of her experience of life in England, Tasmania and her native South Africa, Kellas reveals with passion and grace both the loneliness of the exile in a strange land and the despair of those trapped in their own minds as exiles from the sanity of love. (Margaret Scott)