The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
152
Utgivningsdatum
2019-08-05
Förlag
P'Rea Press
Medarbetare
Polack, Dr Gillian / Joshi, S. T.
Illustrationer
18 Illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 9 mm
Vikt
232 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780994390127

The Macabre Modern and Other Morbidities

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Award-winning poet Kyla Lee Ward invites you to whistle past the graveyard and get on your dancing shoes! Inspired by the fourteenth century “Danse Macabre” (the Dance of Death), The Macabre Modern transcends time and updates for contemporary readers the allegorical, medieval concept of the universality of death. Defy death with the doctor. Mourn with the soldier. Indulge in the rich, weird traditions of Ancient Egypt and the Victorians, as you trip over the unspeakable at your own front door. Chuckle at the grotesque and the fallible but remember—the last laugh will be on you! With a sharp wit, compelling satire, and fervent, feverish imagination, Ward generates fiendishly compelling vignettes of the human drama, and offers a profound reflection on life. “Have your absinthe glass and your favourite memento mori at hand as you savour this, Ward’s breathtaking new volume of vers fantastique.” Leigh Blackmore, editor Terror Australis. “What a great collection, fantastically illustrated by the author.” Marge Simon, Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) Grand Master. “Kyla Ward’s poetry is accessible, immediate, gripping. And she is bold enough to use traditional rhyme.” Peter Cannon, Senior Reviews Editor Publishers Weekly (New York). “Kyla Lee Ward puts satisfying meat on the Gothic’s bones. A must for aficionados of literary dark verse.” Ann K. Schwader, SFPA Grand Master, Rhysling winner, and HWA Bram Stoker finalist. “With each new work she produces, Kyla Lee Ward makes clear why she should be regarded as one of the preeminent exemplars of contemporary weird poetry.” S. T. Joshi, multiple award-winning literary critic, author I Am Providence, and editor Supernatural Literature of the World.
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“with each new work she produces, kyla lee ward—who, like william blake and clark ashton smith, has chosen to illustrate her own work—makes clear why she should be regarded as one of the preeminent exemplars of contemporary weird poetry.”

s. t. joshi, multiple award-winning literary critic, author I Am Providence, editor Supernatural Literature of the World.

“kyla ward’s poetry is accessible, immediate, gripping. and she is bold enough to use traditional rhyme.”

peter cannon, senior reviews editor Publishers Weekly (New York).

“what a great collection, fantastically illustrated by the author. the last section of longer verse is steeped in myth and mythology, exquisitely rhymed.”

marge simon, science fiction poetry association (sfpa) grand master.

“have your absinthe glass and your favourite memento mori at hand as you savour this, Ward’s breathtaking new volume of vers fantastique.”

leigh blackmore, author Spores from Sharnoth, editor Terror Australis.

“kyla lee ward puts satisfying meat on the gothic’s bones. her well-honed metrical and narrative skills, enhanced by a deep sense of history, make this collection a must for aficionados of literary dark verse.”

ann k. schwader, sfpa grand master, rhysling winner, and hwa bram stoker finalist.

“equally at home examining the imagery of michael jackson’s Thriller as she is contemplating mediæval depictions of the danse macabre, Ward accomplishes an alchemical marriage of the old and new to produce something which, like Death itself, transcends Time.”

adam bolivar, author The Lay of Old Hex.

“in this new work, kyla ward brilliantly encapsulates the essence of existing danse macabre traditions, commenting on them and re-inventing them for the struggling world of the twenty-first century. it is a memento mori or even a Dante’s Inferno for the twenty-first century.”

robert hood, multi-awarded horror writer, author Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories 1986–2015.

 



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Kyla Lee Ward is an Australian writer, actor and artist devoted to all things dark and beautiful. She has produced short fiction, articles, and poetry, including Bram Stoker, Ditmar, Shadows, and Rhysling nominations. An artist, actor (specialising in Grand Guignol and immersive theatre), and occasional playwright, she co-edited seven issues of Tabula Rasa magazine, and two of her scripts have been performed on stage by the Theatre of Blood repertory company. Her interests include swordplay, history, and occultism. Her website is: http://www.kylaward.com. Gillian Polack is a writer and historian and has Ph.D.s in History and in Creative Writing. She is a member of the group of historical fiction writers The History Girls and also of the author co-operative Book View Caf. URL: www.gillianpolack.com Facebook: Gillian Polack Twitter: gillianpolack S. T. Joshi is a widely published critic, editor, and fiction writer.

Innehållsförteckning

introduction by Dr Gillian Polack;

the authority speaks;

movers and shakers;

The Politician;

The C. E. O.;

The Financier;

icons;

The Old Royal;

The Celebrity;

The Athlete;

professionals;

The Doctor;

The Lawyer;

The Architect;

follies;

The Advertiser;

The Life Coach; 

The Manager

vocations

The Soldier

The Farmer

The Teacher

creatives

The Musician

The Programmer

The Artist

the small jobs

The Office Worker

The Barista

The Taxi Driver

the demimonde

The Burlesque Dancer

The Drug Dealer

The Activist

life stages

The Pensioner

The Adolescent

The Child

concepts

The Death of the Author

The End of History

The Sixth Extinction

return of the authority

the danse macabre, an essay

little deaths

Boat of a Million Years

The Tomb Robber’s Complaint

Vanth—A Myth Derived

Libitina’s Garden—A Triptych

Buried in Jade

The Stone of Sacrifice

Dual Purpose

Revenants of the Antipodes

Mourning Rites

The Necromancer’s Question

Tattered Livery

Don’t Open the Box!

the loquacious cadaver—a fable

lucubration—a composition that smells of the lamp

afterword by S. T. Joshi

nineteen illustrations