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Forty Lies
Author: John Gallas

ISBN: 9781847770493
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 84
Published: 27 February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 0.64 x 17.78 x 22.86
'It is the poet's job to invent beautiful falsehoods.' John Gallas's falsehoods are beautiful, ribald and audacious. Made from found language liberated from books, walls, the internet and radio, his forty lies construct an extravagant alternative reality of Russian assassins and magical shirts, Babylonian gardens, flying monks and the mathematics of Omar Khayyam. From Inner Mongolia to outer space, in tanka and sonnet and villanelle, Viking haiku and musical staves, Gallas collaborates with the print-maker Sarah Kirby to beguile the reader with stories and puzzles, and with pictures that create visual false memories of facts that never were.

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