The Boy Who Remembered Everything

by Edward Paul Alsace



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/21/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 712
ISBN : 9781698716312
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 712
ISBN : 9781698716329
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 712
ISBN : 9781698716336

About the Book

All poets have an obligation to bear witness to the age in which they live. They also have a duty to rejuvenate the traditions of their art and renovate its forms. The epic is an expression of the ideology of empire. In the modern world it has been eclipsed by the popularity of the novel and the epic dimensions of cinematic art. "The Boy Who Remembered Everything" is a lyrical odyssey set against the backdrop of our contemporary understanding of the world. Part one, 'Coming of Age in the Universe', begins in the deep Darwinian past and ends in Einstein's surreal space-time continuum. From a prehistoric hell-scape comparable to Dante's chronicle of the underworld, we watch as human life emerges and great civilizations flourish, culminating in a century of holocaust and world war. Contemporary poetry and its traditional pretensions too often ignore our looming existential dilemma. After passage through a wormhole into a parallel universe, part two, 'Digest of a Soul' begins. This companion piece is a romantic celebration of the world of nature---a vision of harmony printed as developmental milestones in a personal history---from the playful fantasies of childhood to a transcendent vision of the numinous void.

About the Author

Edward Paul Alsace spent his boyhood as a military "brat" touring castles on the Rhine and strolling down the Champs Elysees.