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The Cursed Poet

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Written in the 90’s, the story foretells a new world coming in the 21st century, describing technologic advances but, anyhow, it reveals still man’s weakness over death. Even though, The Cursed Poet predicts a world nuclear conflict, it is a story that tells about the life of a writer whom misfortune shapes his days until he reaches the zenith of his own success to start ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 17th 2014 by Createspace (first published December 8th 2014)
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Kyle Janison
Jan 16, 2015 Kyle Janison rated it it was amazing
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Countless poets, musicians and artists have gained a greater following in death than during their lifetimes – Emily Dickinson, Janis Joplin, and Vincent Van Gogh all come to mind. How exactly does that happen? Oliver Frances’ novelette “The Cursed Poet” offers up one possibility as it follows the life of a writer who achieves great success then suddenly vanishes. Legends about his disappearance soon arise, giving new life to his books and controversial thoughts. A moving story, “The Cursed Poet” ...more
Melinda Weprin
Mar 05, 2015 Melinda Weprin rated it did not like it
"Were one to go through the lives of all artists, it might well be stated that the most abnormal beings are those whom create works of art."

Perhaps I'm too much of a plebeian to enjoy the stream of conscious of this author's writings. Some of the abstracts of the book were interesting but I found it difficult to enjoy with the changes in concepts every couple of pages. It was definitely not what I was expecting.
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Oliver Frances writes romance and mystery; also his work focuses on social issues. His short stories have been praised by fervent readers around the world, and some were published in Istanbul Literary Review.

Frances has travelled to many countries and, from these journeys, has learnt about social and economics systems.
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