Arcimboldo's Bulldog : New and Selected Poems, Paperback Book

Arcimboldo's Bulldog : New and Selected Poems Paperback



In Arcimboldo's famous seventeenth-century Mannerist portraits, the sitter's face is composed of organic matter.

In subordinating a mixture of elements into an unrelated whole, imagination can transform the medium of expression itself.

Tim Liardet's Arcimboldo's Bulldog: New and Selected Poems spans nine of his ten award-winning collections and adds new poems, fresh produce, reconfiguring his life's work to date. The book draws on his two T. S. Eliot Prize-shortlisted collections The Blood Choir (2006) and The World Before Snow (2015).

Vivid images, large abstractions, symbols, allegory, elegy, provocation, confession and lyric find a necessary place in his work.

Arcimboldo's Bulldog records achievement and includes a promissory note towards his next collection.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781784105709



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