Guy Rundle's latest book of essays is focused firmly on the past

By Mark Thomas
January 7 2022 - 1:00pm
"Word magic like 'cerulean' should sustain a reader for a while" in Guy Rundle's latest. Picture: Shutterstock
  • Between the last oasis and the next mirage, by Guy Rundle. MUP, $39.99.

The uninformative, unfortunate title of this eclectic anthology can apparently be blamed in part on the fictitious poet, Ern Malley. Ern, may he rest in peace, seems to have been talking about a dromedary short of water.