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R J Dent

Location: United Kingdom

Member Since: January 2015

Last online: October 2021

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Last Updated Mar 26, 2016


R J Dent's official website is www.rjdent.com

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R J Dent is a novelist, poet, translator, essayist and short story writer.

He has published English translations of the ancient Greek Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus (Circaidy Gregory Press); of Le Comte de Lautréamont's The Songs of Maldoror (Solar Books); and of Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil (Solar Books).

R J Dent has also translated major works by Louise Aragon, Guilluame Apollinaire, André Breton, Paul Éluard, Maurice Heine, André Masson, Rachilde, Maurice Rollinat and Tarjei Vesaas.

He is a major essay contributor to Sade: Sex and Death – an academic study of the Marquis de Sade, and a major contributor to the vampire anthology, The Blood Delirium: The Vampire in 19th Century European Literature. He has written the introduction to Voodoo Excess, a Rolling Stones-themed poetry collection by Jeremy Reed.

R J Dent is the author of Myth, a dark fantasy/horror novel set on a Greek island; a collection of horror stories, Gothiques & Fantastiques, and a poetry collection, Moonstone Silhouettes, which was edited in Paris and published in 2009.

His poems, short stories, novellas and essays continue to appear in numerous magazines and journals, including Writer's Muse, Acumen, Inclement, Orbis, Roundyhouse, Chanticleer and Philosophy Now, to name but a few.

R J Dent's literary influences are William S. Burroughs, Anna Kavan, J.G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Tarjei Vesaas, Samuel Beckett, Ayn Rand and Ray Bradbury.

Contemporary authors R J Dent admires are Jeremy Reed, Pascale Petit, Stephen Barber, and Philippe Djian.

R J Dent’s official website is: www.rjdent.com

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