Reason and Lovelessness – Barry Hill in Conversation
Barry Hill is a poet and historian who has won Premier’s Awards for poetry, non-fiction and the essay.
‘This wonderful, mysterious and compelling collection of essays prompts us to consider Barry Hill’s unusual place in Australian letters…The essays are like jewels in a necklace, each glistening with its own beauty but together making something of greater elegance.’
Join us as Barry Hill talks about Reason and Lovelessness Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980–2017, and discusses this compelling collection of essays with Richard Tanter, Australian Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
‘These are intimate, stylish essays. This collection showcases Barry Hill’s remarkable intellectual curiosity and erudition. From questions of belonging and attachment, to global challenges of survival, belief and knowledge, Barry unflinchingly pushes through new frontiers to reveal, with passion and precision, new ways of seeing and feeling.’
– Julianne Schultz, Griffith Review
‘A rich gift. Thirty two invitations to share the speculative adventures, in friendships, in family, in the world of politics and moral and spiritual commitment, of “a man in his wholeness, wholly attending”. An extraordinary revelation of the considered life.’
– David Malouf
“For if there is one thing that yokes together such a disparate body of writing, it is Hill’s personality, a style deeply impressed on every line — not in the sense of codified literary affectation, rather a constancy in orientation towards the world: one that is warm, amused, impassioned, curious, questing, critical without being dismissive, gentle without forsaking rigorousness, equally occupied with the sensual world and the intellect with which that world is interrogated.” – Geordie Williamson
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