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The Lover's Progress free pdf Between 1733 and 1735, William Hogarth produced a series of paintings and engravings under the title of "A Rake's Progress", which became perhaps his best known and most admired work. In this sequence, he told a story of a young parvenu who, having inherited a fortune, resolves to emulate the stereotypical profligate and arranges his life according to the standard formula. When the dust settles we are left with a cautionary tale curiously neutralized, to some extent, by an extraordinary profusion of choreographic detail and an astonishing technical virtuosity, compelling delight and approval (or possibly resistance) in the aesthetic rather than the moral dimension. Motivated by Hogarth's example, David Solway tells the story of a representative figure, a lover, of our own anarchic era which is in some ways very similar to the dissolute and ostentatious period the painter anatomized. Solway has equipped the lover with a sketchy CD38V: he is an inveterate traveller - or perhaps 'cruiser' is a better word - and diarist with an introspective bent, but he is also a confirmed voluptuary prone to distraction and not without a streak of coarseness in his nature.

About David Solway

David Solway is the author of many books of poetry including the award-winning Modern Marriage, Bedrock, Chess Pieces, Saracen Island: The Poetry of Andreas Karavis and The Lover's Progress: Poems after William Hogarth, the latter illustrated by Marion Wagschal and adapted for the stage by Curtain Razors. His work has been anthologized in The Penguin Book of Canadian Verse, McClelland and Stewart's New Canadian Poetry, Border Lines: Contemporary Poetry in English from Copp Clark, and The Bedford Introduction to Literature from St. Martin's Press. Among his publications, Education Lost won the QSPELL Prize for Nonfiction and Random Walks was a finalist for Le Grand Prix du Livre de Montreal, while his poetry collection Franklin's Passage won the prize. Solway publishes regularly in such journals as The Atlantic Monthly and Canadian Notes

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Author : David Solway
Publisher : Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada
Data Published : 15 September 2001
ISBN : 0889842299
EAN : 9780889842298
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 76 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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