A Modern Bestiary

A Modern Bestiary : Ars Poetastrica

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A collection of16 sonnets about humans who are transformed into beasts (both real and imaginary), and vice versa, "A Modern Bestiary" is a new interpretation of the old bestiary tradition, which has fascinated generations of readers and writers alike, from the Middle Ages through to the Modern Age. A fierce invective against modern poetasters and bad poetry in general, "Ars Poetastrica" does not pretend to be a collection of precepts on good writing, but rather an impassioned exhortation towards a new Humanism in poetry. Alessandro Gallenzi lives and works in London, where he runs Hesperus Press, a small independent publisher devoted to the rediscovery of lesser-known works by the greatest European and American authors."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 108 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual.
  • 1843917777
  • 9781843917779

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" 'Very fine poems, rather lovely edition. Good drawings too, and a nimble translation' - George Szirtes 'My one and only criticism is that it is too damned short' - Gilbert Adair 'Gallenzi... turns out to be a lively, witty poet with an essential seriousness of purpose.' Acumen, Sept 2004"
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