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A Rose in an Elephant's Trunk

Uma rosa na tromba de um elefante

António José Forte & Mariana Malhão

Orfeu Negro | february 2018 | 48 pages | 21,5 x 28 cm | hardcover

One day a rose grew / from the trunk of an elephant.
Even in the nose of such a giant, / a rose is always elegant.

A handful of poems by the Portuguese surrealist writer António José Forte where bicycles are the automobiles of poets and roses are born on the trunk of an elephant. Alice in Wonderland arrives to Rossio riding a crocodile. Pumpkins, magical hats, fleas and mermaids dance around the sparkling illustrations by Mariana Malhão.

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