Posts Tagged ‘Dante’

  • The Slippery Sonnet

    June 17th, 2024 | Poetry | journalpulp | No Comments

      The sonnet as a poetic form is surprisingly slippery to define. Any human unlucky enough to have witnessed my interminable sonnet-definition revisions can, I think at bare minimum, attest to this. Normally, of course, the sonnet is fourteen lines of iambic pentameter rhyming in some alternating fashion. This is all well — right up […]

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  • The Curious Lives — And Deaths — Of Writers And Artists

    The Curious Lives — And Deaths — Of Writers And Artists

    February 24th, 2012 | Writers | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    Under threat of arrest during the Reign of Terror, the French writer¬†Nicolas Chamfort (1741 — 1794) shot himself in the head and slit his own throat. Then died of pneumonia while recovering in his bed. Whereas Lavoisier was guillotined in the Reign of Terror. “A good book is twice as good if it’s short.” Said […]

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