A Guide for Men Whose Fate is Not to Endure the Raptures of Marriage

by Atticus Grammaticus



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/6/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781418499976

About the Book

Solo is not merely another garden variety “how to” book.  Stylish, literate, and extremely entertaining, it also is a prudential and extremely practical guide.  Although some modern readers may find some of the sentences in the book exceedingly long and therefore somewhat difficult to follow, the author assures us that this was done purposely, using precise internal puncuation, as an example of the classical style and ability of earlier writers. Although admittedly written mainly for the “literate bachelor male,” the book contains a plethora of useful advice for virtually everyone living in today’s complex, frenetic, and often perilous world.


Readers will be amused and fascinated as they read through chapters with such evocative titles as “The Manly Art of Home Economics,” and “Up the Drawbridge; Crocodiles in the Moat”;  and “Traveling to Byzantium” will make you want get on the next boat leaving--for anywhere.


The author of the Antipodes  short story collections, as well as his novels The Dartist  and Travels With My Ass, to name but a few of his books (written under a different pen name), readers who enjoy Solo  undoubtedly also would want to read Atticus Grammaticus’s The Latter Day Gentleman and Other Essays.

About the Author

Following twenty years as a U.S. Army officer in such fields as intelligence, research and development, psychological operations, political warfare, and special operations (during a tour of duty in Vietnam he was Senior U.S. Advisor to the then Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Political Warfare College), “Atticus Grammaticus” acquired an additional bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, after which he lectured in English and political science at the university level in both Germany and Italy for eight years.  He has traveled widely in Europe and Africa as well as in South and Central America, lived for many years in Hawaii and for six years in the Near and Far East.  He began writing full-time in 1992, and in 1993 won  the élan  short story prize in London’s The European . In 1996 he was awarded the Writer’s Digest  first prize for unrhymed poetry.  He has published Antipodes 10,  Antipodes 20, and The Imposture and Other Tales, all collections of short stories; two novels,The Dartist  and Travels With My Ass ; The Man in the Moon and Other Poems, a collection of more than 140 of his poems; and The Latter Day Gentleman and Other Essays, written under the pen name “Atticus Grammaticus.” His The Resurrection of Charles Witchway, a major novel, will be published next year. When he is not traveling he lives in Upstate New York, where he writes prose and poetry. Atticus Grammaticus is one of his pen names.