The Myth of Being

by Elizabeth Clayton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781490737096
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781490737126

About the Book

While The Myth of Being is a gentle recording of the author’s earliest impressions and memories transcribed when she was a young adult, these verses, from the period of three or four years of age until her second marriage and especially difficult struggle with bipolar illness (1970s), an aside might be added; at a level beyond effective description and playful illustrations, which do reveal the activity of beautiful memory, one can find very early, deep pondering of the meaning of our existence—being—its beauty to hold briefly, but ultimately for the author, coming dark.

About the Author

Elizabeth Clayton began teaching at the age of twenty at the University of Southern Mississippi. Presently retired, she is spending her days reviewing and preparing her works for publication. Clayton has published ten works (primarily poetry) since the release of her autobiography in 2007, which chronicles her struggles with bipolar disorder. In November 2012, she was inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame, Sigma Kappa Delta, and nominated for the Eric Hoffer Award by her publisher in early spring 2013. She was also featured in the summer 2013 quarter of Forward magazine, and her work, Scarlet Flow, was shown in the World Book Fair in London, England, in early 2013. Additionally, on January 5, and February 9, 2014, she was featured in the New York Times’s “New Voices, New Perspectives” segment.