The Upper Common Andrew Jantz

ISBN: 9781434332301

Published: September 9th 2007

Paperback

88 pages


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The Upper Common  by  Andrew Jantz

The Upper Common by Andrew Jantz
September 9th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 88 pages | ISBN: 9781434332301 | 3.48 Mb

A powerful poetic sequence confessing the fictional life of a lost, wounded soul in a decaying New England town. Jantz does not shy away from meeting the big questions head-on: the meaning of life, of love, of Gods absence, of death. It is at once aMoreA powerful poetic sequence confessing the fictional life of a lost, wounded soul in a decaying New England town. Jantz does not shy away from meeting the big questions head-on: the meaning of life, of love, of Gods absence, of death.

It is at once a sober embrace of reality and a plaintive cry for redemption. Jantz weaves these themes into an existential tapestry that is rich in imagery and meaning, yet direct and highly accessible. It is a profound artistic achievement not to be missed. Jantzs Wasteland is Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and he masterfully describes the decay of an old mill-town and a profoundly alienated man, with an unflinching, gimlet eye.

This lyrical narrative has the depth of a novella, and the heightened language and insight of a brilliant poem. - Doug Holder, Editor, Ibbetson Street Exquisitely lyric, these poems are an extraordinary blend of powerful emotion and intellectual reflection. Unlike most depictions of the struggle to create a new self, the key here is the philosophy of Sartre, whose ideas are sometimes invoked directly but never prosaically.

Especially wonderful is the poets reflections on Nothingness, interweaving the terms significations of oblivion and meaninglessness with Sartres concept as an essential factor of consciousness as self-creating and world-revealing.

Philosophy has been made poetry. A book that enlightens at first reading but demands many more. - Dr. Hazel E. Barnes, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Colorado- translator of Sartres Being and Nothingness and Search for a Method, and author of The Literature of Possibility, and An Existentialist Ethics.



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