- Gebundene Ausgabe: 294 Seiten
- Verlag: Earthrise Press (1. November 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 098267788X
- ISBN-13: 978-0982677889
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,1 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.290.635 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. November 2012
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"Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." --Albany Poets News, New York
"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature." --Hans Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.
"A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness..." --Kevin McGrath, Lowell House, South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata
"Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance that is guaranteed to bring joy and an overwhelming sense of beauty and understanding to readers who will travel the space ways with this exquisite poet. I am truly awed by this poet's use of epic poetry that today's readers will connect with, enjoy and savor every word, every line and every section. Frederick Glaysher is a master poet who knows his craft from the inside out, and this is truly a major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters. Once you enter, you will not stop until the end. A landmark achievement. Bravo! --ML Liebler, Poet, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, in Poets' Quarterly
"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. A masterpiece that will stand the test of time." --Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK
"Bravo to the Poet for this toilsome but brilliant endeavour." --Transnational Literature Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
"Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! Glaysher has written a masterpiece..." --The Society of Classical Poets
"This Great Poem promises to be the defining Epic of the Age and will be certain to endure for many Centuries. Frederick Glaysher uses his great Poetic and Literary Skills in an artistic way that is unique for our Era and the Years to come. I strongly recommend this book to all those who enjoy the finest Poetry, and what is more, with a profound spiritual message for humanity." --Alan Jacobs, Poet Writer Author, London, UK
"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, ingeniously enriching the canon of 'literary epics' while in every way partaking of the nature of world literature. ...Glaysher is in a creative dialog with the greatest epic poets of all time. He is bringing together in beautiful verse form...diverse visions of humanity from all over the world. ...frequently casting them in the form of spatial and cosmic imagery. That is very exalting to the reader's spirit. ...the 'oneness' of humankind in a different light. ...a pure joy. ...a literary work of fine verbal art. ...contemporary 'world literature' at its best." —Dr. Hans-George Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. ...a masterpiece that will stand the test of time." —Poetry Cornwall, No.36, England.
"Most of the contemporary poets and critics claim that epic is not suitable for our modern age. But Frederick Glaysher has proven them wrong.... The Parliament of Poets" has all the grandeur, all the loftiness and qualities which make an "effort for an epic" a "true epic." In essence, "The Parliament of Poets" is a song of unity, an audacious declaration that unity does not mean conformity, it means being in harmony. The poet himself is the main character of this epic poem, who travels to the moon, meets a large number of great poets and writers of the world, comes back to earth to have some glimpses of bygone times. Throughout the entire journey, many poets, writers, sages guide the poet and share their invaluable knowledge and insights." —Ratul Pal, Goodreads, Bangladesh.
"Glaysher...has shown...that with the right subject matter and the right language, one can create an epic poem even in today's age. All through this epic poem, the Poet of the Moon is addressing or discussing the Buddhist concept of Itai Doshin or the unity of the mind in the midst of diversity, which is also the concept that underpins the Ubuntu philosophy, which translates into 'I am, because we are'. The poet talks about peaceful coexistence, that oneness of us as a people of the earth and with our environment. He sees rapacious quest for wealth as unhealthy, impacting negatively on us as a people. He believes that everything should be done to advance the course of humanity and not an individual. He believes that science and religion should not be antagonists but should both work to advance the course of humanity. The problem comes when the sole end of scientific research becomes profit. And here one should equally add religion, with regards to the springing up of churches whose ultimate goal is making money for the founders. In effect the poet wants to see the unity of what he calls 'false dichotomies': science and religion, reason and intuition, material and spiritual, white and black, and others. ...a beautiful poem that falls off the tongue smoothly. ...an excellent piece of poetry." —Nana Fredua-Agyeman, ImageNations, Accra, Ghana, Africa.
"I found this book to be up to the standards set by Homer. ...This book also is very thought provoking as it brings into question what humanity is doing to the Earth and each other." —LibraryThing, Texas.
"Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." —Albany Poets News, New York.
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Yet, as Kimon Friar puts it so beautifully in the introduction to his translation of Kazantzakis' "Odyssey", true epic poetry tells us, readers, a Tall Tale. So does Homer; so does Valmiki in the Ramayana; so do Vergil, Dante, Keats with his Hyperion, Kazantzakis.
Glaysher doesn't. Apart from the protagonist's quite surprising first visit to the poets' assembly on the moon, the story is flat, and hardly saved by verbal or linguistic gems. "Flat", in the sense that the entire epic consists of a series of visits to high places, witnesses on planet Earth, to religion and human creativity. A cheese soufflé that sags as soon as it as taken out of the oven.
All of this vain babbling is not worth even a couple of lines of the prologue to Kazantzakis's Odyssey, or a single Homeric comparison in the Odyssey, or a single shloka of Valmiki.
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