Search Results: ''

Search

×
×
×
×
18 results for ""
Arrows from Wenzhou By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $16.46
Ships in 3-5 business days.
If you'd like to know what it's like, living and working in China for twelve months, this is the book for you. Join the author on his forays into an alien culture, with no initial knowledge of the... More > language, and trying to deal in the most part with people who didn't speak his. Experience the frustration, the joys, the annoyances, the laugh out loud situations that arose on a regular basis, and by the time you've finished you'll want to go there yourself. Enjoy with him the downright good nature and generosity of the Chinese people, so little commented on in the west. Laugh along as you read student essays, in their desperate attempts to convert their 'Chinglish' into understandable English. There's much to recommend this book, even if it only helps to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between east and west. The book also contains the poetry that was inspired during the visit - you won't be disappointed.< Less
The Afterdeath By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $13.06
Ships in 3-5 business days.
When James Coverleigh builds a huge mausoleum called 'Valhalla', and attempts to persuade people to give up the burial rite for a permanent place on a shelf, he stimulates the opposition into... More > pursuing their own ideas of new-style burial. Between them they manage to take the dignity out of dying, and turn the state of death into a circus. This is a bizarre foray into the unknown, an irreverent romp through those rituals and institutions we've always taken for granted. Guaranteed to shock, amuse and surprise. A novel of 320 pages.< Less
Pen & Ink By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $24.37
Ships in 3-5 business days.
This book contains forty years of poetry, from the very earliest beginnings, to the more accomplished work of later years. There was a lot of experimentation in those early years, feeling my way, so... More > to speak. The one constant is rhyme and metre. Even in the very few poems that may look as if they're free form, the metre is there, as is the rhyme. It is the very basis of what I believe poetry to be. At 450 pages, there is an entire life's work laid out here, and in chronological order, so that the reader may himself appreciate the gradual acquisition of skills and confidence. This volume will take you up to, and just short of the Narrative phase I entered from 2006, all of which work is represented in the titles: 'Timepieces', 'At Journey's End', 'The Demon Horse on the Carousel', and recently, 'Poems of Myth & Scare'. Forty years of love, pain, heartache and growth are represented here in 327 richly varied poems. Dip into it and enjoy the journey. David Lewis Paget.< Less
My China By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $10.46
Ships in 3-5 business days.
The thirty four poems contained in this volume are reflective of what I observed in China between September 2005 and December 2006. Twenty three of them were written in China during that period, the... More > others after returning to Australia, and on reflection. The latter poems are fictional narratives, designed to entertain the reader. I wanted to collect them together in one edition so they could be read as a whole, rather than being interspersed with other poems not about China. I had no intention of passing any sort of judgement while writing these, neither blame nor praise. I was merely an observer, a 'Yang Wei', (foreign devil) from the west, taking my first look at the east, and liking what I found. The Chinese culture captured my heart, despite the poverty I could see around me. Their generosity overwhelmed me, their work ethic, their ability to enjoy life despite their poor conditions, and their artistic culture in art, dance and music was inspiring. Dedicated to my students and friends in Zhong guo.< Less
Butterflies By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $11.74
Ships in 3-5 business days.
Perhaps your life is humdrum, banal or unimaginative. On your return from the daily ritual, you have nothing exciting to shake off that feeling of ennui. Well you have now, once you've taken the... More > plunge, and purchased this book. Whole new worlds will open before your eyes, characters and situations will enthrall and delight you. Improbable scenarios will light up your mind, and engage your imagination. Too good to be true? Not at all. These works, the latest in a series of narrative poems from the Australian Poet David Lewis Paget have been called brilliant and compulsive reading. None of your freeform psychobabble here. These are strange tales, conveyed in strict rhyme and metre from the eccentric mind of one of the greatest living storytellers. Sixty four of these tales are yours for the asking in this eleventh volume of his narrative works. Wipe the cobwebs off that wallet, and get your copy now! It won't break the bank.< Less
The Demon Horse on the Carousel - and Other Gothic Delights By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $11.21
Ships in 3-5 business days.
Historically, Gothic tales involved castles,dungeons, helpless maidens,cruel tyrants and dwarves of evil intent. The acknowledged supremo in this field was of course, Edgar Allan Poe. Surrounded all... More > his life by women dying of consumption, and coughing blood, it's not surprising that he was so fixated on death and horror. This book deals with similar horrors, fantasies and tall tales in a poetic medium. They are works of imagination, designed to entertain and keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Readers have claimed these works to be addictive, that once begun, you can't tear yourself away. The 69 poems in this book have been specially chosen to represent the best of this type of genre. If you have a weak heart, don't read them in dark rooms with creaking doors, or if you do, make sure you have ambulance cover.< Less
The Devil on the Tree - & Other Poems of Dysfunction By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $11.67
Ships in 3-5 business days.
The very latest offerings from the Master of Narrative Poetry, Australian Poet David Lewis Paget. There is something here for everyone, the subject material is wide ranging from future fantasy to... More > historical scenarios with a lot of 'what ifs'. This is a remarkable collection, 82 poems over 273 pages, guaranteed to keep you awake at night, either reading by a bedside lamp or lying awake, listening for strange creaking sounds in the dark. Don't believe me? Listen to the readers - 'A vast saga, time/history, perception, the tale of the immutable universe. How deftly you create the setting, the gravity to walk down the hallowed halls and peek behind the curtains of time - Bill Roarke.' Or - 'I find myself entangled again in the genius of your penstrokes! your melody! your game! your mind! your fame! I mean... you're just a god. - A.R.' A little over the top there, but you'll find this poetry addictive. Make sure you read it before lending it out - you'll never get it back!< Less
Tales from the Magi By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $11.74
Ships in 3-5 business days.
Another selection of strange tales from Australian Poet, David Lewis Paget, the Master of Narrative Poetry. Following on from 'The Devil on the Tree', this is a selection of 60 poems, all in strict... More > rhyme and metre, each one dealing with another facet of the strange quirks of humanity in story form. The supposition behind this book is that after a cataclysm in which 99% of humanity is swept away, the survivors receive a visit from a Magi, astrologer or seer. Curious about the history of civilisation before the disaster, they ask him to provide tales of people from the past. He collects them together on a regular basis and tells them a story each night. These tales vary from Gothic horrors to the conquest of space, to magic and myth. All the foibles of human nature are revealed to them, representative of a 'civilised' society. Each poem is designed to entertain. Even readers who normally dislike poetry are entranced with these. The book runs to 172 pages, and should be read curled up in a chair in dim light.< Less
Smugglers Pie By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $9.83
Ships in 3-5 business days.
The leading poem in this collection of twenty two narrative poems won the 2013 Kernewek Lowender Poetry Prize in the Copper Triangle of South Australia. ‘Smugglers Pie’ was the poem, and... More > so many people requested a copy that it was decided to put it out in a small book, complemented with another twenty poems about the sea, in some manner or form. The Kernewek Lowender, for the uninitiated, is the Cornish Festival, held every two years to celebrate the area’s history of copper mining. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Smugglers and other Sinners’. Each poem in this slight volume is rendered in strict rhyme and metre by South Australian poet David Lewis Paget, well known on writing sites around the internet for his Gothic Narrative Verse. This book would make a nice gift for anyone with a yen for sea stories.< Less
The Season of the Witch By David Lewis Paget
Paperback: $9.71
Ships in 3-5 business days.
This book is a collection of 30 of the Gothic Narrative Tales of the supernatural. These spine-chilling tales are related in perfect rhyme and metre, by Australian Poet David Lewis Paget. These... More > tales, scattered throughout his works have finally been brought together under one cover for the first time. Each poem was especially chosen for this book, to give the volume some sort of thematic continuity. For a work of 128 pages, this book is crammed full of tales that will either chill, amuse, or raise the hair on the back of your neck. They deal with events outside normal experience, and the only quality you as a reader are asked to bring to the party, is the willing suspension of disbelief. The book has been designed to be inexpensive, and as an introduction to David's work for those who have not yet had the pleasure of exposure to his Poetry. After reading these, you will probably agree with the majority who have stated - 'This work is addictive!'< Less