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A Personal Landmark [Jul. 2nd, 2009|10:19 am]
Tony Grist
I turned the final page of the Hypnerotomachia last night. Polia disappeared from Poliphilo's arms just as they were about to comsummate their love- as we always feared she would. He writes her epitaph. Poliphilo was probably a guy called Francesco Colonna. Who Polia was is anybody's guess. It's possible she was merely a fictional device, but I doubt it.
File:Poliphilo and Polia.jpg

Polia and Poliphilo

[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-07-03 03:44 pm (UTC)
Is this an accomplishment or a relief? I remember you said you had been at it for some long time.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-07-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
Over five years. I'm glad to have crossed the finish line. It's a difficult, but astonishingly beautiful book.
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