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A Modern Bestiary - Ars Poetastrica Alessandro Gallenzi

A Modern Bestiary - Ars Poetastrica

Alessandro Gallenzi

Published August 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781843917779
Hardcover
108 pages
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 About the Book 

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,MoreA collection of 16 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.