Caliban's Redemption

Caliban's Redemption

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In this collection of surrealist prose-poetry and Dada versicles, Parry's alter-ego Caliban muses on queer sexuality and existential seclusion from the perspective of Shakespearean Noir. Moreover, by trying to capture the dark and twisted dwarf's metaphysical lyrics moment by moment, the author slowly deconstructs himself as a willing prisoner on the magical island of violence and desire. After all, Caliban would claim that neither Browning nor Nietzsche had fully grasped the ethics of redemption, pure transcendence, or romantic passion, which can only be found in an unadulterated selfhood.

'One of the few, if not only, works of Gnostic Fantasy in modern times. An "edge" literary movement, re-evaluating received perspectives on classical works and discovering "gnosis", in the sense of a Knowledge of our human hearts. Beautiful, invigorating and strikingly lucid. Its images need weeks to fully unpack, while its disturbing implications haunt a reader's unsettled moods' - Daniele-Hadi Irandost FRSA, founder and curator of TEDxLambeth

'It is a descent into an underworld and a return as a sweat and semen stained, dirty, ugly, angry and very empowered God' - Charlotte Rogers, award-winning author of P is for Prostitution

'Parry is particularly adept at descriptions of the tenebrous side of life. He paints numerous pictures of darkness and evil in a very persuasive manner' - Dr Bernard Hoose, former lecturer of Moral Theology at Heythrop College, University of London

'Parry's poetry traverses inner worlds reminiscent of those of Lautréamont, Bataille and the demonologist Collin De Plancy' - Richard Rudgley, author and Channel 4 television presenter
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Product details

  • Paperback | 131 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 7.87mm | 176g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 186992875X
  • 9781869928759

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