Azsacra Zarathustra’s work always makes for an interesting read, and his latest books (Indo-Europe Rising and Atoms of Kshatriyas are no exception. Since these books are related in terms of content, I will review them both together in this article).
New book of Moshé Liba «Bush Meat» is a refined pattern of a post-Bible reflection, where Secrets of Spirit rigidly open through unusual poetic-naturalistic synthesis ― is an utmost combination of symbolical tragedy and of the concrete horrifying documentary of life. Having bowed out, the author, the former diplomat, every second painfully realizes (again and again!)
The latest book BIBLE OF NOTHING: NOTHING TO POWER by the world-renowned Russian esoteric philosopher and poet Azsacra Zarathustra makes it clear that the Void like other elements Earth, Fire, Air and Water has a great importance to explore his poetic personality.
Ever since the wanderings of Odysseus, exile has been a central theme of the epic tradition. With its roots in this tradition, Boundaries of Exile, Conditions of Hope by Albert Russo and Martin Tucker seems to represent exile as a fundamental existential condition of life.
There is a type of novel whose aim, as Jonathan Swift wrote of his intention behind Gulliver's Travels, is to "vex the world rather than divert it." If it's an honest and true-hearted novel, then it will inevitably also serve both as a vexatious testament and a diverting read. Such is Albert Russo's Shalom Tower Syndrome.
To ascribe to a poet’s work, however commendable, a description of Biblical, even religious dimensions, might at first blush seem feckless.
Albert Russo's collected short fiction, published in three volumes by Domhan Books, is a story cycle that spans nearly twenty-five years and is both chronicle and allegory of its author’s life and times.
Through My Eyes is an excellent example of a work of fine literature that functions on many levels. It is not merely a personal tribute to Elvis Presley, but an historical and sociological poetic document - giving insight into one of the most widespread celebrity fan groups to be found today, but also containing voices of the author, the fans and Elvis himself, as well as many private and spiritual thoughts that make up and support the author's personal reality.
It is not an easy process to become reviewed by "yours truly". I do make several demands that have to do with professionalism and publishing achievements, as well as my commitment to raise awareness regarding small press published books written by international, bilingual/multilingual, and/or trans-cultural authors of poetry, prose and photography.