Does anybody know who wrote this cannibalism/revenge poem?

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  1. LegalTender

    LegalTender New Member

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    there was this poem, or short story, i once read about a lady who got revenge on her husband by murdering their son and feeding his body to him. does anybody have any idea who wrote it?
     
  2. PregnantForTheLastTime

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    No, but I can point you toward a story in which a boy kills his mom for making turtle soup. Interested?

    Also: I am looking for a story about a man who goes to visit an old friend and meet his new wife. When he arrives, he discovers, to his horror, that the wife is a large moist frog. However, he falls in love with her too. Can anyone help me out with this? I think I heard it on Stories on Stage once, on NPR.
     
  3. Cassius

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    I read a story similar to that, where a man killed another man's three sons and fed them too him, and when the man discovered it was his kids he threw up everywhere out of his nose.
     
  4. The Spirit of '69

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    I'm not familiar with this poem/story, but it may be based on this rather unpleasant Greek myth:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philomela_(princess_of_Athens)

    Hope this helps.

    It's also vaguely reminiscent of Shakepeare's gore-fest 'Titus Andronicus'.
     
  5. swansong

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    Sounds ever so vaguely similar to Titus Andronicus.
    God, that was one fucked-up play.
     
  6. LegalTender

    LegalTender New Member

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    thanks for all your help :).
     
  7. Oh my god. it's Robby!

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    this adaptation of it...
     
  8. Cassius

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    "I am Titus!"
     
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  10. swansong

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    I think I've seen part of it.

    Is that the adaptation where they hang the brothers up on hooks and slit their throats or something? I'm sure that was the bit I saw. Maybe even that happens in the play.

    I studied a whole load of Shakespeare's tragedies in a fairly short space of time - forgive me if I've muddled them slightly.

    OOOH! And it ended in the amphitheatre sort of opening outwards?
     
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  11. LegalTender

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    i just found this cannibalism folk song. it gave me nightmares...
    Dunderback's Terrible Machine
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    There was a man a long time ago
    His name was Dunderback
    He was very fond of sauerkraut and spat
    One day he invented a terrible sausage machine
    And all the cats and long-tailed Rats would never more be seen!

    CHORUS:
    Oh, Mr. Dunderback
    How could you be so mean?
    I told you that you'd be sorry for inventing that terrible machine
    Now all the cats and long-tailed rats will never more be seen
    They'll all be ground to sausages in Dunderback's machine!

    One day a little boy came walking into Dunderback's
    for to buy himself a pound of the famous sausage meat
    as he laid it on the floor The boy began to whistle up a tune
    And all them little sausages went dancing 'round the room!

    CHORUS

    One day the machine was broke
    The darn thing wouldn't go
    So Dunderback he climbed inside
    to see what had made it so
    His wife was having a nightmare, and walking in her sleep
    She gave the crank a terrible yank and Dunderback was meat!
     
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    a must see for all cannibal enthusiasts is
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  13. Jukebox Jury

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    Have you heard about the vegetarian cannibal?:confused:

    He only ate Swedes:D

    Jukebox Jury
     
  14. I am a Ghost

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    These sort of things happen in Ireland on a daily basis.
     
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