[☆ What A Piece Of Work || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Dorothy Porter] #2020

  • Title: What A Piece Of Work
  • Author: Dorothy Porter
  • ISBN: 9780732023058
  • Page: 347
  • Format: None

  • What A Piece Of Work By Dorothy Porter As the new Superintendent at Callan Park Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Peter Cyren must perform medical alchemy turn diseased minds into healthy ones But in the case of his own soul, this sacred process works irrevocably in reverse.
    Dorothy Porter
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Eminent Australian poet A rare proponent of the verse novel Winner of The Age Book of the Year for poetry, and the National Book Council Award, for her verse novel The Monkey s Mask She was awarded the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry in 2001 Died of breast cancer, 2008.

    What A Piece Of Work By Dorothy Porter


    I just got back from having finished the book in the now partially abandoned Callan Park Hospital for the Insane, which just so happens to be up the road from me It s positively gorgeous now, albeit smeared with graffiti Though it was pretty cool graffiti, so that s not necessarily a bad thing It was pretty interesting to read the book on site The place already had a creepy enough atmosphere without the imagined past adding to it, not to mention the weirdness of actually looking at the sandstone [...]

    Kirsty Leishman
    This is a portrait of a bad psychiatrist He exploits his patients, conducts experimental therapy, and, all in all, What A Piece Of Work charges the psychiatrist to heal thyself Dr Peter Cyren smokes cigarettes while on duty, so perhaps the doctor s god complex belongs to another era, along with the critical R.D Laing anti psychiatry perspective held by his lover, Fay.Perhaps if I d read What A Piece Of Work when it was first published in 1999, before literature and television had offered comple [...]

    what can you say about Dorothy Porter such a fabulous writer my favourite book of hers is still Wild Surmise.

    I d always been skeptical of Porter s powers as a poet All of my encounters with her work had been through reading brief excerpts of her verse novels, and all of those excerpts failed to resonate with me in any significant way But when I saw this novel in my local secondhand bookstore, I thought that I d pick it up and see if reading an entire work by Porter may change my mind about her I m happy to report that it did This chilling verse novel is gripping from beginning to end, enveloping the re [...]

    Emmelie Swan
    SummaryWhat a Piece of Work by Dorothy Porter is a novel written in verse about a psychiatrist and his work and relationships Dr Peter Cyren is the Superintendent at Callan Park Psychiatric Hospital in Sydney, Australia He tries to cure mad minds at work, while ignoring his own mind which needs to be cured.The novel explores Peter s relationships with patients, and his romantic relationships outside of work It flashes back to his relationship with his mother in his childhood, the root of all his [...]

    Dorothy Porter s verse novel introduces the reader to Dr Peter Cyren, the new superintendent at Callan Park Psychiatric Hospital As the author leads us with consummate skill and insight ever deeper into this enigmatic man s damaged psyche, it becomes disturbingly clear that his good intentions can never be a match for the baser instincts rooted in a scarred childhood.Porter is an accomplished wordsmith, constantly conjuring up edgy, nostalgic and sensual images in precise poetical constructions. [...]

    I love Dorothy Porter s style of writing, and I love the pace of a verse novel I enjoyed What a Piece of Work even though I didn t like the main character but I suppose that is the point.This story is dark, sexual and disturbing Set in a Psychiatric Hospital, all I can say is that I feel sorry for the patients I give this book three and a half stars.

    A very interesting read Being placed in the narrator s complex mind worked extremely well in verse, though sometimes difficult to follow Overall, well written and thought provoking, with many references to the senses, smell in particular The idea of a novel written verse to me, was effective than The Monkey s Mask.

    i love her style a novel in verse why are there not of these

    Pip Smith
    Reads like a corroded novel The use of verse works perfectly she never gives in to florid writing, but strips her story back to its pulse.

    Very unusual read.

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