Monday, November 8, 2010
Gods' Man - a novel in woodcuts by Lynd Ward
Reading it is like watching one of those silent films, as this book has no words on the pages. It is totally a picture book --- Alice would have loved it.
It is about a young male artist who is seduced by a whore who takes advantage of him, he is then beaten by the pimps. It also brings a measure of the 'Faust' appeal, as he takes a sceptre from the devil himself.
When he is happily married with a family, the devil comes back ... but I'll let you enjoy the 'siting' of the pages.
This book was the inspiration for my visual narrative "Strumpets of Sodoma - the burning". It is dedicated to all those Sir Simple's out there.