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The Leaf and the Marble

ISBN13: 9781857544008
ISBN: 1857544005
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
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Pages: 80

The Leaf and the Marble is an extended love poem. Beginning with a holiday in Italy, the poetry is transformed by passion and place into a meditation on the founding legends of the Classical world. Dido and Aeneas play a central role, the world of nature and the world of man are sharply contrasted. Rome and its empire were founded on the denial of love: the poet's task is to write love back.