The Metamorphoses of Titus
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The Metamorphoses of Titus

About the Book


You want to know about first and last things, about he who wandered through the seven ages of the world? Well, here is his story.


In the beginning, on that first shore, a ragged bundle rocks back and forth among the other debris. It is tied together with an old belt and stinks of fish. The first day. Lungs for gills. The seasons pass. The tide drops. The sun circles higher in the sky. The bundle breathes. Dries. Stands on two feet, then Moves, up the dunes. It is Titus making his way to the first oasis, an Eden of beauty in the midst of hardships.

Eden. Berenice. Innocence until he sees her through the serpent’s desires and he can offer her experience which she also grasps. They are thrown out of Eden.

And Cain kills Titus in every way the future can discover and throws his ghastly sacrifice at the feet of god who knows him not.

Thus begins the eternal journey.

About the Author

David Pollard
David Pollard

David Pollard was born under the bed in 1942 and has been furniture salesman, accountant, TEFL teacher and university lecturer. He got his three degrees from the University of Sussex and has since taught at the universities of Sussex, Essex and as a Lady David Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published The Poetry of Keats: Language and Experience (Harvester and Barnes and Noble) which was his doctoral thesis, A KWIC Concordance to the Harvard Edition of Keats’ Letters, a novel, Nietzsche’s Footfalls, and three volumes of poetry, patricides and Risk of Skin (Waterloo Press) and bedbound (Perdika Press) (also translated into Galician). A fourth, Self-Portraits, is forthcoming. He has also been published in other volumes and in learned journals and poetry magazines.

Table of Contents

  • Introitus
  • Introductory
  • The Fall
  • Akhetaten
  • Akhetaten
  • Akhenaten’s Testament
  • Workers
  • The Burial of Akhenaten
  • Basiligrapheus

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