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Ann Vickery, The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon

Available November 2014

Ann Vickery is the author of Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing (2000) and Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Women’s Poetry (2007), and is co-author with Maryanne Dever and Sally Newman of The Intimate Archive: Journeys through Private Papers (2009). She co-edited Poetry and the Trace (2013) with John Hawke and has been an editor-in-chief of HOW2.

Description: The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon is a convenient portable companion for the use and amusement of today’s Youth. Considering the relationship between individual desire and public convenience, it offers a small compass on the cultural navigation of feelings. Learn about the fabrication of attraction, the lesser or secret theatres of life inside life, and how to read Love variously and proportionately. Kept handy, this volume provides a ready source of occasional pleasure and instruction.


Ann Vickery, The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon  

48pp. 2014. ISBN 978-1-922181-27-5

dB series 1 (November 2014): 10 collections of poetry edited by Pam Brown, designed by Chris Edwards.

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