Launch The River

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This event commences at 6.30pm. This is a free event, but please register at the ticket link above.

Join Manfred Jurgensen for the launch of The River.

Emeritus Professor Manfred Jurgensen has published over 20 works in English including five novels and over 30 works in German. He believes this is his best work. The Brisbane River is 344 klms long from source near Mt Stanley to the mouth at Moreton Bay. The poetry tells the story of a river that has sustained the lives of millions over the years, has the power to destroy lives and property.

Written over several years, Jurgensen’s monumental poem, The River, is destined to hold a special place in Australian literature. Its all-embracing reflections range from local to global, intimate to public, spiritual to carnal, culminating in a grand vision of contemporary humanity. Powerful invocations of Aboriginal, Australian and Queensland history link with accounts of violent cultural conflicts in Europe and elsewhere. The overarching theme of migration as the essence of human life from the beginning of time leads to a haunting description of refuge and asylum seeking in the world today.
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By: Avid Reader Bookshop and Cafe