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Scoundrel Days: A Memoir

Brentley Frazer


9780702259562

Queensland Univ. Press


Biography;
Memoirs;
Literary studies: poetry & poets;
Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects


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288 pages

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In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth - wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate.

Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry, drugs and violence, sex and alcohol; and his ensuing rejection of religion, authority and the 'way things are' leads to adventures, desperation and, just possibly, redemption.

Beautifully written and urgently told, Scoundrel Days is a visceral, compelling assault on the senses. An at times brutal story articulated with a poet's sensibility, it portrays a walker of edges exploring the dark side while searching for the love essential to build a soul.

By:   Brentley Frazer
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780702259562
ISBN 10:   070225956X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   February 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


'How brilliant is the writing in Scoundrel Days? Like poetry written with a nail gun. Shit he's good. Uncommonly good. He's got a great eye, but also a lot of muscle to his writing, and that combo doesn't come along often enough. I hope he's got a lot more prose in him.' Nick Earls 'Can't remember the last time I read anything this gritty and compelling. Frazer doesn't write like an angel. He writes like a demon. Scoundrel Days is one of the finest Australian works in years.' Brett D'Arcy, winner of WA Premier's Book Award for Mindless Ferocity of Sharks 'With a poet's eye for locating the marvellous within the commonplace and a novelist's ear for the nuances and rhythms of natural speech, Brentley Frazer has crafted a unique narrative from the myths and rumours of life and a wild imagination. Scoundrel Days is fiercely original, inspirational, and will no doubt find a wide, varied readership.' Anthony Lawrence 'An artist's true journey from blindness (or, what we call youth) into glimmerings of sight (coming of age). The writing is wonderful, and the writer lives in the tradition of the Beats, yet has managed to create something new through his use of the E-prime constraint.' Dr Venero Armanno, author of Black Mountain and The Dirty Beat

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