The Final Disease

The Final Disease
Item# 978-0-8059-6152-2
$12.00

by David W. Balliett

From its starting invocation of Prometheus, fans of classical verse will appreciate this collection of poetic epistles. The title, The Final Disease, is taken from Plutarch’s Renaissance biographical work, Lives, wherein Pompey describes Spain under Roman general and statesman Quintus Sertorius thus: “The final disease, as it were, in which the scattered evils of the civil wars now collected….”

In this idiom, poet David W. Balliett attacks a variety of subjects with flair and sophistication in The Final Disease. From myth-making and the redundancy of the term “revisionist history” to faith and the true written record of memory, Balliett weaves the deceptive marvels, fabulous moments, and engineered forgetfulness – as well as the self-denial, courage, and grace – that have led our civilization to its current state, both phobic and hopeful.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A native and lifelong resident of Ohio, David W. Balliett is currently employed as a safety coordinator for Carrols Corporation. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion and enjoys chess, wood carving, and game-playing invention and theory.

(2003, paperback, 64 pages)

Accessories

The Final Disease [E-book edition]
This book is also available for download as an E-Book in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get the same great book to read on your computer or PDA! It's less expensive and it saves paper!

NOTE: In order to view this e-book, your computer will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Many computers are sold with the program already installed, but if you don't have it, you can download it for free: CLICK HERE
$7.00
978-0-8059-6152-2e_pdf

Share |