Purblind (Analgesic)

I am thinking of Tasmania’s export of pain-killing opiates, of its current status as an analgesic island offering the possibility of temporary relief in dark times. However, the hope that this export can alleviate the world’s pain is a vain one. Glover’s view of golden harvests (the tamed Gothic wilderness) is replaced by dark imagery caught between the business-like export of respite and the brooding recognition of pain and suffering.

Neil Haddon


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