Monthly Archives: September 2012

When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats (Manga Style)

Here is my adaptation of Yeats’ 1893 poem, done in the manner of a Japanese manga. The style is a tribute to the beautiful Shojo manga (girls’ comics) created by the “Clamp” collective in the early 90s. Advertisements

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The Sorrows of Young Werther’s Originals

The Sorrows of Young Werther’s Original™ By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (On a grey and frosty December morning of the year 1773, the body of the passionate and idealistic young artist Werther was discovered lying on the floor of his … Continue reading

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Sergio Corazzini – The Death of Tantalus – La morte di Tantalo

Here is my translation of a beautiful Italian poem written in 1907 by Sergio Corazzini. Poor Corazzini died of tuberculosis (what else?) a few weeks after writing this, at the age of only 21. I know it may be a … Continue reading

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