The Lover's Progress by David SolwayThe Lover's Progress by David Solway

The Lover's Progress

byDavid Solway

Paperback | September 15, 2001

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`David Solway opts for a bawdier approach to the lyric in The Lover's Progress. He models his lyric sequence on William Hogarth's famous series of paintings, The Rake's Progress (1733-35), and transports the rakish protagonist at the centre of Hogarth's narrative into the twenty-first century. Solway makes the rake a ``cruiser' of bars, women, and philosophies, as well as a dabbler in poetry. Perpetually in motion, the lover travels from Canada to Greece and revisits many of Solway's favourite haunts.'

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...
Title:The Lover's ProgressFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842299

ISBN - 13:9780889842298

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`Formal poetry [that ... is as wise, as tirelessly effortless, as lyrically exquisite, and as moving as Solway's.'