The Green Alembic
Author: Louise Fabiani | ISBN: 1550651234 : 9781550651232 | Illustrations: b/w illus | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 82 | Weight: .152 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1999 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies
The alembic was a vessel used in distillation
one of the most important processes in the ancient art of alchemy. In these lyrical poems Louise Fabiani explores the prevalence of transformation in Nature as well as in the human realm. She finds alchemy in the creation of haute cuisine from raw ingredients, girlhood rites of passage, Mozart’s suspicious death and, most of all, in the familiar otherness of flora and fauna.