Melpomene – Poetry/Prose/Short Fiction Anthology

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Poetry/Prose/Short Fiction Anthology in the style of the French Decadent Symbolist School (Baudelaire/Rimbaud)

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Melpomene is a collection of poetry, prose and short fiction named after the Greek Muse of Tragedy. The central theme of the anthology is the beauty found in sorrow and the darker sides of human nature, drawing on literary traditions such as the ‘Damned Poets’, the Decadent Movement, Symbolism/Surrealism and the Fin de siècle. Melpomene is broken into four sections: Liber Veneficium (Book of Magic), Liber Maeroris (Book of Sorrow), Liber Fatum (Book of Fate), and Liber Mortuorum (Book of Death). Each section contains both new and classic literature dealing with these themes.


About the Editor:
Gwendolyn Taunton 

gwen tauntonGwendolyn Taunton is a previous recipient of the Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. She has edited a number of works, including Melpomene,an anthology of poetry and prose, and Mimir: The Journal of North European Tradition.

Gwendolyn Taunton also holds a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies and has a strong interest in all spiritual matters and philosophy. Gwendolyn is also a graphic designer and she has a interest in the arts and the humanities. Gwendolyn Taunton is devoted to restoring the cultural values which should be at the core of our civilization and upholds the right for all indigenous peoples to preserve their cultural heritage. She is also firmly committed to the preservation of the natural environment and animal welfare.

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