From the pre-Socratics to Derrida and beyond, Greek poet Haris Vlavianosʼ undertakes the daunting task of conveying the breadth and richness of 2,500 years of western thought – through the 3-line form of the Japanese haiku. An ideal and highly entertaining book for both the budding and the seasoned philosopher alike. Translated from the Greek by Peter Mackridge.
“The poet and academic – who was born in Rome in 1957 – hopes he is forgiven for his irreverence and sarcasm within these 120-odd pages. Poetry has other ways of approaching and appropriating truth, he notes, signalling the importance of humour.”
– RTÉ TEN
ISBN 978 1 910251 0 10 Paperback
Pocket format 104×148 mm, 125 pp