Viktor Goppe

(1962 - )               [


M. Kudriavtsev

Венок сонетов

A wreath of sonnets

Kinseshma: Goppe, 1998

330 x 256 mm. 15 pages 

Edition: 40. Copy nr. 39/40.






A wreath of sonnets is a traditional form of poetry. A wreath (crown) consists of 15 sonnets. The first line of the second sonnet coincides with the last line of the first sonnet, the first line of the third with the last line of the second, and so on. The fourteenth sonnet completes the first line of the first sonnet (as if the first sonnet begins on the last line of the fourteenth). The fifteenth Sonnet consists of the first lines of the preceding 14 sonnets. The form wreath of sonnets was invented in Italy in the 13th century. It is a very difficult poetic form that requires exceptional skills (especially in the selection of expressive rhyme) of the poet. Each sonnet in this wreath by the poet M. Kudriachev (no data known) is written and illustrated with silkscreens by Goppe and printed on a separate sheet of paper.



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