The Mundiad: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

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Black Incorporated, 2004 - Poetry - 94 pages
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The Mundiad is a mock epic poem in heroic couplets. Modelled on structures of classical epics such as Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid and Milton's Paradise Lost, yet set in the contemporary world of globalisation, the poem celebrates the detritus of everyday life Kylie Minogue, pornography, new ageism, genetic engineering, IVF, screen culture, among many others. Reviving the ancient poetic ambition to speak differently about the things of this world, The Mundiad is startlingly original and is destined to be a cult classic.

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About the author (2004)

Justin Clemens is the author of ten thousand fcuking monkeys, a book of sonnets; of The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory; and is co-editor of Alain Badiou's Infinite Thought. He has also released a spoken-word CD, Melodrama.

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