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Erudite, witty and deeply weird, The Mundiad is a blistering parody of the contemporary world from one of Australia’s most unique literary imaginations.

Modelled on classical epics such as Virgil's Aeneid and Pope's DunciadThe Mundiad is a mock epic poem celebrating the conception and birth of little Mundia, her heroic escape from her parents, medical staff and hospital, and journey into the real world. A world of deranged superstars, climate-change deniers, rogue states, multimedia extravaganzas, political bullshit, creepy talkback demagogues, financial crises, child soldiers, happy idiots, genetic engineering, death camps, pornographers and more.

‘A fabulously irreverent rant … Scholarly without being ponderous, beautifully elegiac about popular culture and witty to boot.’ — Pam Brown

* Shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2014.

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (July 24, 2013)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780987580207

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