Item #270947 Destroyer of Man: 1984-2008. Dominic Owen Mallary.

Destroyer of Man: 1984-2008

Black Ocean, January 2011. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #270947
ISBN: 0984475214

Dominic Mallary was the punk rock Renaissance man. A successful musician, artist, and poet; he remained true to a deeply ingrained DIY ethos up until his untimely death on stage in 2008 at the age of 24. Destroyer of Man is as much a product of Mallary's uncompromising lifestyle as it is the manifestation of his life's work.



A combination of poems published during Mallary's lifetime alongside poems posthumously selected by friends, Destroyer of Man reveals a fiercely aware young poet writing from a place of anger and beauty with a lyrical virtuosity that is free from censorship. Drawing on a long and varied tradition, Mallary is equal parts Hart Crane and Rimbaud.

Arresting, raw, clever, and unexpectedly moving, these poems tear away at the world in a relentless pursuit for liberation from the ugly and mundane. Ultimately, Mallary finds that freedom not at the core of humanity, but in the ashes we leave behind.

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