“It is W. H. E. Lecky, a historian himself, who tells us that life is not poetry but history. However, the historian’s perspective
of life is, owing to his naturalism, confined within narrow limits. Our life is not the property of any particular class, category, or
academic discipline. On the other hand, the art of writing poems precedes that of historiography; the former, in Ancient Greece, gave rise to the latter. For this reason poets cannot be placed lower in rank or importance. And the Muses continually preside over the arts, giving the inspiration that motivates a poet, an artist, a historian, or a philosopher. The gloomy uniformity of ordinary days is interrupted by sudden, strange, and intensified ‘starry’ moments in the flux of transitory things.” (author)
The book contains two parts; a poem, which is presented in several languages, and a preface, where the author presents mythological and historical links to the poem.
Kirjan voi tilata myös painettuna versiona Tampereen yliopiston kirjaston virtuaalikirjakaupassa.
Vi levererar inte det extramaterial som ibland levereras med tryckta böcker (cd- eller dvd-skivor).