Eden Underground: Poetry of Darkness

| July 10, 2015

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Eden Underground: Poetry of Darkness

Another snake, another tree, another Eve.

A new dark poetry collection from the Bram Stoker Awards® nominee Alessandro Manzetti.

Eden Underground is a surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world and its darker side, which often takes control of the situation. Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes: these are the black fruits of human loneliness, these are the bloody roots of Eden Underground.

In this untold world, men and women build their deformed, artificial underground Eden, where they can unleash their dark side.

Death is the hidden queen of these strange places designed by human alienation: harem of silicone dolls who come to life, abandoned warehouses with copper tubs full of broken pieces of Eve, a bloody collection of copies of the first primordial woman, imaginary worlds inspired by the ghosts of the drug, small Eden dug into the bowels of the sand of war, trenches for refuge from too much horror, the religious fanaticisms and their heretics and violent Eden stained with blood, open air glittering brothels turned into landfills of souls and lost loves.

Haven’t you ever heard the loneliness knocking at your door? Or the steps of our dark side, freed from the body and the cage of our conscience, that is coming to take us with a shimmering cleaver in its hand? In Eden Underground you can hear all these ghostly noises, too real, too close.

Includes:

The Last Prey

The Monkey with the Big Head

Pieces of Eden

Dead Circus

Green Apples

Koo-o

Interiora II

Eastern Heaven

Red Monsoon

A Modern Berserker

The Half Bride

Eden Underground

Carlos, Diego, Vamos!

The Wrath Sings, Goddess

The Rime of the Mad Mariner

Lacrimosa

The Pawn Shop

The Cockroach King

The Garden

Dames de Voyage

Electric Monkeys

The Tenth Circle

Almost to the End

Book Cover by Vincent Chong, back cover by Ben Baldwin, illustrations by Paolo Di Orazio.

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