Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes by Peter Skrzynecki

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September 1992, no. 144

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes by Peter Skrzynecki

Hale & Iremonger, $14.95 pb

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes by Peter Skrzynecki

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September 1992, no. 144

For its double epigraph, Rock’n’Roll Heroes combines a couple of lines of Midnight Oil’s Hercules – ‘my life is a valuable thing / I want to keep it that way’ – with six wonderfully numinous sentences from Thomas Traherne:

The dust and the stones of the street were as precious as gold, the gates were at first the ends of the world. The green trees when I saw them first, through one of the gates, transported and ravished me ... Boys and girls tumbling in the streets, and playing, were moving jewels. I knew not that they were born or should die. But all things abided eternally as they were in their proper places. Eternity was manifest in the light of day ...

Andrew Peek reviews 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes' by Peter Skrzynecki

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heroes

by Peter Skrzynecki

Hale & Iremonger, $14.95 pb

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