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Apóstrofe, Apostrophe

Author(s)

Finnegan Blake

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A war hero is forgotten. A writer is hanged. A German composer passes away. A nation is deconstructed. A gathering of beat poets goes terribly wrong... Twice! A train station becomes sentient and decides to speak its mind. A mythological being forgets his pocket watch at home. Apóstrofe, Apostrophe, a strange collection of seemingly unconnected poems, attempts to establish a dialogue between two distinct languages, English and Portuguese, and to redefine the borders of poesy, in its multiple metamorphoses and linguistic varieties. The insular poetry — insular in form as well as in content — of the book’s first section, “North”, is counterposed by a more condensed, formally competent poesia, albeit less rational and more onanistic, presented in the book’s second section, “Sul”. The bastard son/daughter of two schools of thought, embodied in Greek Mythology by Apollo and Bacchus, Apóstrofe, Apostrophe may be described as a collection of poesy about the Universe and the Man, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the relevant and the superfluous. After all, binary oppositions are interdependent, and the North is inherently linked to the South. And one must not forget how an apostrophe may represent, concomitantly, an omission and an addition. In short, a silent speech.
  • Published: 1416182640
  • Length: 161
  • Categories: IL

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