Wednesday Wonder No 10

Today's book wonder is bought to you by artist Freya Pocklington, who was sent a 1924 first edition copy of The Man Who Died Twice by Edwin Arlington Robinson. 

It is a harrowing poem which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1925. It is essentially about a man who had the potential to be a creative genius like Mozart or Bach, but who was destined never to fulfil his promise of greatness. Tragically, he knows that he has failed; himself, his creativity and his God.

When Freya received it the book looked like this:


This is how it is transformed...




The frontispiece is filled with Freya's exuberant drawings depicting the rat race, the life of man-rat in the limelight, the constant hurrying busyness of society.

Rat Orchestra by Freya Pocklington
photographs by David Knight and Kayleigh Bestwick.

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