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The Little Sublime Comedy

John Gallas

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ISBN: 978 1 784104 74 0
Categories: 21st Century, British, New Zealand
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2017
216 x 135 mm
164 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB), eBook (PDF)
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  • Snatched from a mountainside above Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand, John Gallas embarks on a guided tour of Dante’s Bad, Better and Good Place. He encounters wonders: a skiing Pohutukawa Tree, a Golden Kiwi, the affectionate dead and more. An ingenious New Zealand spin on Dante with an introduction by the New Zealand Poet Laureate Bill Manhire, The Little Sublime Comedy witnesses horrors, hopes, despairs and delights. Written in 147 small Songs, this 21st Century Dante reassesses the deadliest of sins, the moral dimensions of forgivable wickedness, and the most splendid qualities of modern man and woman.
    John Gallas is poet from New Zealand. 9 books published by Carcanet, including 'Star City', 'The Song Atlas', Fresh Air and the Story of Molecule', and '52 Euros'. A 10th, 'The Little Sublime Comedy' is due out in July 2017. Three collections with Cold Hub Press (NZ), and two ballad ... read more
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