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Towards the End

by Ali Alizadeh, Ali Alizadeh

Other authors: Jenny Grigg (Cover designer), Ben Juers (Cover artist)

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Towards the End presents thecontemporary world as broken and dying, a world that is moving irreversiblytowards collapse as well as rebirth.  The collection begins with the speaker'sdisillusion with the ideals of capitalism, and the ironic realisation thathappiness and prosperity may no longer be attainable. The middle section of thecollection reflects, with dark humour and a controlled anger, on thedysfunction of our socio-political systems and the signs of theirdisintegration. The final poems in the book imagine a universal humanity beyondthe failures of the contemporary world, and prophesy global resistance,rejuvenation and revolution. The collection may be described as a fusion ofsocial satire, gothic dystopia and historical materialism, interwoven withautobiographical reflection.… (more)
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Ali Alizadehprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alizadeh, Alimain authorall editionsconfirmed
Grigg, JennyCover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Juers, BenCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Towards the End presents thecontemporary world as broken and dying, a world that is moving irreversiblytowards collapse as well as rebirth.  The collection begins with the speaker'sdisillusion with the ideals of capitalism, and the ironic realisation thathappiness and prosperity may no longer be attainable. The middle section of thecollection reflects, with dark humour and a controlled anger, on thedysfunction of our socio-political systems and the signs of theirdisintegration. The final poems in the book imagine a universal humanity beyondthe failures of the contemporary world, and prophesy global resistance,rejuvenation and revolution. The collection may be described as a fusion ofsocial satire, gothic dystopia and historical materialism, interwoven withautobiographical reflection.

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