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By Steve McCaffery,Clelia Scala

it has been one hundred fifty years given that Alice first entered Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's loved vintage publication. My, how instances have replaced! Now, from the multi-award-winning poet and pupil Steve McCaffery comes Alice in Plunderland, a reimagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice books that may perpetually swap the way in which readers negotiate Wonderland and its menagerie of characters.

Written as a part of a bigger venture referred to as Chiasmus, during which McCaffery will "queer the classics," Plunderland's Alice and the entire different characters develop into infused with features on the topic of the concept of "plunder"—theft, drug habit, looting and civil sickness. Instilled with humour, intelligence, and greater than a little of absurdity, this retelling of Alice’s adventures occurs someplace except anticipated. within the rough-and-tumble global of Plunderland, the place robbery, medications, and gangs carry sway, and nary a tea get together is to be chanced on, the Cheshire Cat is a junky from the united kingdom; the King and Queen carry court docket over the land of Cocaine; even Alice's adventures are reworked in her quest for a fix.

As the results of McCaffery's thought of "palindromic time" wherein the previous is contemporized and the current historicized, enthusiasts of McCaffery’s paintings will locate lots of poetic surprise to sink their enamel into. In Alice in Plunderland, his first foray into prose-parody, McCaffery's leading edge poetics rework a vintage tale, and in doing so, holiday open an exhilarating new initiative for enthusiasts of experimental poetics and linguistics within the years to come.

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