Mermaid Songs

Mermaid Songs

by Jan Dawkins

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MERMAID SONGS: The Sonnet Trilogies of Jan Dawkins, is a collection of sixty-nine modern Shakespearean sonnets, arranged thematically into twenty-three trilogies. In a melange of subjects and styles, both earthy and ethereal, sensual and spiritual, the imagination soars, exploring blissful fantasy and visceral reality, in intimate nuance and operatic grandeur. From desert oases to tropical waterfalls, from medieval castles to sand castles, from steaming jungle to crashing Big Sur surf, the murky depths of the hidden self are illuminated, like a coral reef glistening beneath the listening moon.

John Waterhouse's evocative 1901 Pre-Raphaelite oil painting, A Mermaid, adorns the cover of the book, enticing us with its haunting sensuality. The introduction presents an historical and poetical overview of the sonnet, and delves into the mystery of its allure that has endured since the Renaissance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161458471
Publisher: Jan Dawkins
Publication date: 05/16/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 414 KB

About the Author

Jan Dawkins was a classical English literature teacher for nineteen years, including two years when she taught in England and traveled in Europe. Currently living on the Southern California coast, she enjoys making jewelry; reading biographies; all the arts; and the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood with its Cattleya orchids, swaying palm trees, and ocean sunsets.

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