Rogue Intensities

Angela Rockel

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Rogue Intensities is a memoir grounded in Tasmania,with a richness of storytelling which emerges from the space between human,nature and environmental threads. It manages to straddle the intimate and theuniversal with ease a great deal of delight. The exploration of the Australianlandscape through prose is a core tenet of Australian literature and the UWAPhas been successful in finding a shining example of this in Rogue intensities.This work successfully adds to this canon in a way that extends it and enricheswriting alongside it. 

'Rogue Intensities is an uncannily timely work, its aestheticachievement is deeply embedded in urgent concerns of our current moment. It breaksdown the artificial divisions between science, art, creative production andhistory to forge an original perspective and a model of connection between thecreative processes of nature, knowledge and writing. Angela manages to createintimacy with the elements of the observable world and with experiences througha careful detachment, which is akin to scientific record. Rogue Intensities engagesthe reader with what Hayden White termed the great 'pleasure of information'about creatures, the atmosphere, the weather, landscape, seasons, as they are encounteredin everyday life. There is a great joy in this text of discovery -- as if writerand reader were encyclopaedists who have been granted permission to wonder atthe world. I know of no other contemporary text that does this.' -- AssociateProfessor Elizabeth McMahon, UNSW

ISBN: 9781760800994
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2019
Publisher: UWA Publishing