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December 20, 2010 | History

Chaos Theory of the Heart 2 editions

Cover of: Chaos Theory of the Heart | Lionel Abrahams
About the Book

"This welcome coda to the writing life of Lionel Abrahams confirms what he expressed so wonderfully in one of his poems: that we are inhabited by libraries, that books find their ‘urgent life’ in us, just as we come to life in them. Lionel’s great, infectious faith in poetry lay in the value he attached to the meeting of writer and reader on the page. Meeting him again in this book is a rare delight." (Ivan Vladislavic, South African novelist and editor)

"This is poetry unafraid of history, unafraid of ideas, and committed to the difficult balancing act of bringing both enjoyment and confrontation to the reader ... This book was written in the knowledge of his coming death, through the bizarre period of the change of millennium and the 9/11 attack on New York. As Abrahams farewells his world, there is a new era emerging, and an utterly changed world facing certain terror." (Kevin Brophy, in Famous Reporter n.32)


"Lionel Abrahams dedicated his life to literature and the refining power of literature over the human spirit." Nobel Laureate JM Coetzee
Page cover, added by Anne Hugo. "FRONT COVER blurb"

2 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: Chaos Theory of the Heart
Chaos Theory of the Heart: And Other Poems
April 28, 2006, Jacana Media
Paperback in English
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Chaos Theory of the Heart: and other poems mainly since 1990
2005, Roaring Forties Press (Hobart)


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December 20, 2010 Edited by Anne Hugo Ivan Vladislavic's note comes from the back cover; Kevin Brophy's note comes from a book review of Lionel's collection.
December 20, 2010 Edited by Anne Hugo Edited without comment.
December 20, 2010 Edited by Anne Hugo As publishers of this edition we can vouch for this information. Also see WORLD CAT
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page