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In this tantalising collection of quixotic, erotic poems, Kevin Nicholas Roberts has recreated the seductive Romantic icon of the femme fatale in a dazzling spectrum of sumptuous images. With a traditional poetic style echoing the exquisite lyricism of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Algernon Charles Swinburne, this young writer "restores the art of poetry to a formerly 'dead language.'" A must for fans of traditional, Romantic verse! Backcover: The archetype of the femme fatale has existed and persisted in fascinating writers from time immemorial. She appears in the mythology of nearly every known culture, taking on such mysteriously alluring forms as siren and mermaid, courtesan and succubus, witch and vampire, moon goddess and fairy queen. She has emerged as a central figure in the writings of countless poets and playwrights, as well as in the religious texts of both Eastern and Western traditions. This eternal seductress was, however, of particular interest to the Victorian Romantics, each of whom lent her own singular passion and unique psychology. In Fatal Women, Kevin Nicholas Roberts has recreated his seductive Romantic icon in a tantalising spectrum of sumptuous images, with a traditional poetic style echoing the exquisite lyricism of Swinburne, Keats and Shelly. In these hauntingly senuous poems, the femme fatale is still a romantic paradox; however, for Roberts her allure goes beyond the psychological to encompass a kind of erotic spirituality. For this poet, the fatal woman is the divine Beloved, the ideal feminine with which he hopes to reconnect.
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Kevin N Roberts is a poet, fiction writer and professor of English literature. He has lived and studied all over the United States, including San Francisco, Cincinnati and New Orleans and has travelled extensively in England.
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Book Description CC Productions, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1855250470