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The Guardian Poem of the week: Prodigal Son by Gabriele Tinti

Inspired by de Chirico’s painting, this errant child is more thoughtful and recognizably contemporary than the figure in the biblical parable.

Prodigal Son by the Italian poet and translator, Gabriele Tinti, is from a group of poems inspired by paintings by the Italian surrealist Giorgio de Chirico, including Gladiators, The Seer and Song of Love. From his recent collection Bleedings: Incipit Tragoedia, the group interestingly complements Tinti’s re-conceptions of ancient epigrams and funerary inscriptions.

Read Carol Rumens's full article here.


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