John Moriarty (1938-2007), Kerry-born poet, mystic and philosopher, has been hailed as one of the most original thinkers and writers to have emerged from Ireland in recent decades.
Opening a way into John Moriarty's complex work through Guo Xi's painting Early Spring, this Reader reveals the extraordinary nature of Moriarty's thought. 'A Moriary Reader' serves as an excellent introductory text for those unfamiliar with his writings and illuminates unacknowledged aspects of his thinking for those already familiar with his work.
There is a Foreword by hospice movement founder Dr Michael Kearney, and a glossary, name and subject index provide interpretive keys to aspects of the work. His innovative philomythical and metanoetic search for wisdom and truth, and his astonishingly original interpretation of scripture bear witness to his genius. This book reveals Moriarty to be one of Ireland's and Europe's most significant writers, an image-thinker of the highest rank, who warrants serious attention.
'A Moriarty Reader' encompasses a broad spectrum of historical cultures, but its focus on Moby-Dick (Pequod Culture) and Native American stories in particular will profoundly resonate with an international audience.
Cohering around the Daoist-inspired painting of the title, this work will set the tone for Moriarty's panethnic adventure in philosophy, myth and religion.
|Publication date||10 Oct 2012|