Synopses & Reviews
In highly polished prose filled with humor and perception, this individual take on what it means to be a writer offers insight into aesthetics, metaphysics, ethics, and logic. The witty aphorisms and essays draw from the authors influencesBlake, Cervantes, Kierkegaard, Neitzsche, Baudelaire, and Kafkaand comment on the writing process. This epistemology is at once literary criticism of these influences and a deep and tender philosophical chronicle of a writers life.
"Combines the daunting insights of Nietzsche with the wry humor of James Thurber." —Denver Post on Dark Optimism
About the Author
Alex Stein is a journalist, teacher, and librarian and was a contributor to the collection of essays Dark Optimism. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.