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R. Andrew Paskauskas Calls B.W. Powe’s Where Seas and Fables Meet “a path towards the blessing of peace”

Andrew Paskauskas recently reviewed the Guernica publication Where Seas and Fables Meet: Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought by B.W. Powe. Paskauskas states that B.W. Powe’s book “exudes profound, at times humorous, thought provoking insights into the human soul”. He begins by explaining what kind of writer Powe comes across as, “on the back page of Where Seas and Fables Meet:…, we read that B.W. Powe is first and foremost a philosopher; followed by poet, novelist, and essayist. The ordering is fitting because here, in his latest contribution to world literature, Powe forges in the smithy of his soul a remarkable assembly of shorts – Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought – that differs significantly from most other philosophers of the not too distant past. Indeed, his writing is highly accessible (it is neither abstruse, nor is it laced with terroristic obscurantism).”

Paskauskas explains that Where Seas and Fables Meet deals with the conflict between two primary themes: “the principal universal of interest for Powe is Light. Concomitant with his consuming passion with Light, and all of its manifestations, is the Structure (at one time the System, and its equivalents) which encompasses all forms of mind and soul crushing (political, technological, emotional, spiritual, economic, and so on).” In his collection, Powe draws attention to “possible psychological strategies for liberation, or attempts to escape through self-expression”, drawing inspiration from “Blake, Nietzsche, Whitman, Kafka, Kubrick, Yuri in Zhivago.”

Lastly, Paskauskas identifies a point in Where Seas and Fables Meet that the Structure breaks down, “what the theologians call the beatific vision (universal-absolute Light).” Referring to Powe’s other writings, such as Outage; A Tremendous Canada of Light; Light Onwords, Light Onwards; Mystic Trudeau; The Unsaid Passing; These Shadows Remain; Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy, Paskauskas explains that Powe follows “his inner voices and not the orders of others, he creates a path towards the blessing of peace; to breakthrough the Structure, and embrace the Divine.”

To read the whole review, click the link below:

Paskauskas Review

To read more about Where Seas and Fables Meet: Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought, visit the Guernica website at:

http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550719420

To read more about B.W. Powe, visit the Guernica website at:

http://www.guernicaeditions.com/author/172

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