The Book of Darkness
List Price: 40.00
Available: July 2014
The book is a collection of poems dealing with various themes, emotions, and mental states, the overarching, unifying idea being fear. There are both rational and irrational fears that can either stop us or force us into engaging in situations we are not confortable with. And there is the greatest fear of all, the fear of the self. We may not always know it or admit it, but the fear of the self can serve as either a blessing or a curse depending on the actual outcome of a choice or action. Being afraid starts in chilhood and lasts until the end of life because we tend to fear beginnings as well as endings proportionately. The poems try to shed some light on these occurences.
Vasile Munteanu earned a B. A. and M.A. degree in Literature from Oakland University in Michigan and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture from State University of New York at Binghamton. He teaches Philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. His other works include Godmaker, The Book of Aloneness, The Book of Remembrance, Chandala, The Unthought, Forgotten Words (Translations from the Romanian), The Book of Intentions, The Book of Insistence, The Book of Longing, The Book of Sorrow and The Book of Distance, all available from Dog Ear Publishing.