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Trigons - John Matthias

Paperback Published: 14th May 2010
ISBN: 9781848611252
Number Of Pages: 112

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Trigons derives its title from an obscure Roman ball game mentioned by Petronius in Satyricon. The word also has meanings in the fields of music, astrology, gemology, architecture, poetics, and comic book illustration, all relevant to this book that is sub-titled 'Seven Poems in Two Sets and a Coda'.Trigons shares something of the same spirit as Matthias's two most extravagantly inventive experimental sequences, Automystifstical Plaice and Pages: From a Book of Years. In an essay on Matthias's cycles and sequences from the 1970s through the present, Mark Scroggins has said that Trigons explores the poet's usual historical and literary obsessions, this time revolving much around the Second World WarA" through a series of surprising juxtapositions like that between the Nazi Rudolph Hess and his contemporary the English pianist Myra Hess, or the discovery made during the book's composition of yet another John Matthias, this one a British composer and neurophysicistA" who becomes a shadowing doppelganger in this book in which both music and neurology play a highly significant role.

ISBN: 9781848611252
ISBN-10: 1848611250
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 14th May 2010
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.18

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