Monday, July 9, 2018
A true fake edition
The unfinished, or rather, barely begun long poem Gerusalemme distrutta, "Jerusalem Destroyed," by G. B. Marino turned up to be available through AbeBooks, the biggest book market worldwide. Curiously enough, though in an Italian version, the poem came from India (see the amount of stamps above), and very cheaply so. But there was a trick: As a matter of fact, the 'publisher' simply downloaded some online facsimile file, then printed it on demand.
Anyway, it doesn't matter. What matters is that this work of Marino, together with other fascinating texts, is on my desk now :-) We will be dealing with each poem included in this precious prank.