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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.

John Kinsella's daring new volume of poetry, The Divine Comedy, is set in the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It comprises three books: Purgatorio: up close, Paradiso: rupture, and Inferno: leisure centre. The poet narrator takes the reader on a tour through the wonders 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.

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  • Paperback

    9780702236662

    August 18, 2008

    U.Q.P.

    432 pages

    RRP $26.95

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Also by John Kinsella

On the Outskirts
The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry
Sack
The Ballad of Moondyne Joe
The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry
Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful
Fast, Loose Beginnings
Michael Dransfield: a Retrospective

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