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Priapea: Poems For A Phallic God

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published 1988 by Croom Helm (first published 50)
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Hal Johnson
Some of these poems are fascinating -- a rewrite of the Iliad and the Odyssey explicating the action by the relative sizes of characters' wangs, for example -- but the translation makes an attempt at formal verse and comes across as sub-doggerel. They don't work as poems, because they're not very good and because an attempt at literalness forces the verses into absurdities of poetic inversion and bizarre word choices; but the exigencies of prosody prevent them from being literal, either. So ...more
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