On Passion

Author(s): Dorothy Porter

Non Fiction | Australian/Aotearoa

 "In On Passion celebrated Australian poet Dorothy Porter delves headfirst into the passions, both literary and earthly. We discover the young Dorothy Porter's 'drug of choice' was none other than romantic love and that 'some of the most deeply passionate experiences of her life happened between the covers of a book'. Written just before she passed away in 2008, On Passion is a wonderful, ultimately joyous, insight into the creative life of one of our best loved poets."


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Dorothy Porter was one of Australia's finest writers. Two of her verse novels, What a Piece of Work and Wild Surmise, were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Porter also wrote two libretti for composer Jonathan Mills, The Ghost Wife and The Eternity Man, and her most recent publication, El Dorado, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780522856019
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : March 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A821
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Dorothy Porter
  • : Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
  • : 96