The Grass Library: Essays

The Grass Library: Essays

by David G. Brooks

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Overview

Originally published in Australia, The Grass Library is a philosophical and poetic journey by “one of Australia’s most skilled, unusual and versatile writers” (Sydney Morning Herald). Both a memoir and an elegy for animal rights, The Grass Library portrays the author’s relationship with his dog, four sheep, and myriad other animals in the home he shares with his partner in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

This collection of essays—with its lyrical language, its honesty and vulnerability, its charm and wit—will delight and inspire all animal lovers, and especially those who rescue animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618220905
Publisher: Byte Level Research
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 1,056,066
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David G. Brooks is a poet, novelist, short-fiction writer, and essayist. He has taught literature at various Australian universities, and from 1999 until 2018 was co-editor of Southerly, the premier journal of Australian literature and new Australian writing.

Brooks's work has been widely anthologized and translated, and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards (the National Book Award, the NSW, WA and Queensland Premiers' Awards, the Adelaide Festival Award, and an Australia Council Fellowship for his distinguished contribution to Australian and international literature, among others). His novel The Fern Tattoo was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award, and The Sydney Morning Herald-which called Brooks "one of Australia's most skilled, unusual and versatile writers"-described his poetry collection The Balcony as "an electric experience."

Currently honorary associate professor in Australian literature at the University of Sydney, Brooks is a vegan and animal rights advocate, and lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

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