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The Myth of the Enlightenment: Essays
Contributor(s): Glaysher, Frederick (Author)

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ISBN: 0982677839     ISBN-13: 9780982677834
Publisher: Earthrise Press
OUR PRICE: $21.80  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2014
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Collections | Essays
- Religion | Essays
- Literary Criticism | Asian - Indic
Dewey: 814.54
LCCN: 2014944288
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 5" W x 8" (0.76 lbs) 230 pages
- Cultural Region - Indian
Features: Dust Cover, Illustrated
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

Fourteen years in the making, The Myth of the Enlightenment is Frederick Glaysher's first collection of literary essays since The Grove of the Eumenides in 2007. Divided into three sections, these essays and reviews were all written during the 21st Century, with many of them central to his evolving intellectual and spiritual struggle to write his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, which he completed and published in late 2012.

These essays open up Glaysher's own biography and his life-long interest in the writings of Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore, John Milton, Saul Bellow, Robert Hayden, and other poets and writers, offering a fresh, new vision for literature and culture.

From the Preface

For over three-hundred years, civilization has been under the sway of the Myth of the Enlightenment. While the Enlightenment initiated a highly beneficial movement away from autocratic government and religion, a stifling reliance on past authorities, accompanied by an ever-increasing scientific and practical development, very early on stress and cracks began to be felt in the structure of the psyche and society. The twentieth century witnessed those cracks transmogrifying into crevasses of gaping and violent proportions, often circling the globe.

The last few decades have borne all the more testimony that the Myth of the Enlightenment has become part of the problem and no longer sufficiently comprises what is needed to resolve and heal what civilization is suffering from.

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