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Congratulations to Alexander J. Farrell on the publication of his first book.

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

Alexander J. Farrell’s meditation on the End Times, The Saviour Abandons Man, uses a terrifying vision of the Last Judgment to assist readers in thinking about the world we have collectively created, our place in it and our behaviour towards each other. The book comprises a narrative poem which extends to well over a thousand words, divided into three cantos, together with a useful introduction and full-text commentary by metaphysicist Anton Corvus, which fully explains the text for those not so used to meditative poetry and metaphysical ideas.

The poem itself is beautifully written with a combination of iambic and trochaic metres and a meticulously crafted rhyme scheme. Readers will be simultaneously delighted by the use of language and alarmed by what it describes.

In addition to the poem and commentary, seventeen full-colour original artworks have been commissioned to illustrate some of the work’s key themes. These artworks have been created specifically for this book and have never been published or publicly displayed previously.

Right: Plate 16 - The Saviour Abandons Man

The book is suitable for both Christian believers, specifically as a meditation, and non-believers alike, and will also be of special interest to admirers of William Blake. As Anton Corvus points out in the introduction, the book is heavily influenced by Blake, both in terms of its poetic structure and its eschatological theme; its representation of God in Canto III is also highly reminiscent of Blake’s Urizen.

The book is for sale on Amazon both as a Kindle Edition and as a Paperback. To see more please click the link below (you may need to turn off your Ad Blocker to see the link):

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