by Juan Castano



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/3/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781481799133
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 280
ISBN : 9781481799140

About the Book

Kata ton daimona eaytoy (κατά ton δαίμονα εαυτού) is a phrase from the ancient Greek, a concept embraced by the stoicism that can be interpreted in many ways in the modern day. This philosophy is best perceived in the culture of Fin de siècle, which lasted from 1880s till around 1890s. It was considered a period of degeneration but also a period for a new beginning. The transition between a fact and the destruction of it to create a new reality. The term Fin de siècle is commonly applied to the French artists, but it also represents globally the “end of an era” and the beginning of a new one. Castano’s dark poetry aims to achieve this concept, showing that even beauty has a dark side, in a hopeful attempt to make us appreciate it even more. When we know the whole of our reality, we know better what we have.

About the Author

Juan Castano is a British writer and author of Anamnesis and Verses of the Sanctuary. Castano has a strong approach to what he calls dark poetry, which is inspired by Fin de siècle culture, which originated around 1880s and which has also inpired this collection. Included are photography and graphic designs also by Juan Castano. He lives in London with his fiancée and children.