The Gas Leak

Author: Anna Jackson
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  • : $12.00(NZD)
  • : 9781869403560
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
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  • : February 2006
  • : 210mm X 135mm X 6mm
  • : New Zealand
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  • : books

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  • : 64
  • : Anna Jackson
  • : very good
  • : English
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9781869403560
9781869403560

Description

The Gas Leak by Wellington poet Anna Jackson is a thoughtful, disturbing and darkly funny new collection that offers a glimpse of the gaps and cracks that can exist between family members in everyday life. The three characters ÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂàthe gas fitter, the gas fitterÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs wife and their teenaged daughter play out their domestic issues in ways both familiar and bizarre. It is partly based on the work of Dutch poet Gerrit Achterbeg whose language and imagery have been very influential and who is also known for having murdered his landlady in a fit of madness after she rejected him and spending the much of his life in psychiatric institutions, his only grip on reality being ÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂpoetry and his personal vision on literatureÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ
First published January 2006.