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All over is a collection of epic songs, of epinician odes for our day. The heroes praised are boxers, men the author identifies as the last able to truly astound, to induce awe. These epinician odes on Pindaric models are transformed in the making. What they sing about is not victory but defeat. The hero, the boxer, is deprived the possibility of attaining true victory thr ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Mimesis
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This book is intense like a fight, crude, and with harrowing pace. Chants about boxer's deaths, their dramas and disperation, their courage and their fears.
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Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer. He has worked with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Roman Museum, the Capitolini Museums, the Archeological Museum in Naples and the Glyptothek of Munich composing poems for ancient works of art including the Boxer at Rest, the Discobolus, Arundel Head, the ...more
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“the other
quivers
grows calm
and gently
smiles
though
he still
trembles
with slowly
draining
strength
his tension
his nerves
calm down
he’s OK
now
and he
can feel
the blood
again
flow
that fills
that cleanses
and the sweat
that bathes
and serves
and the pain”
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