The Compendium: A Selection of Poetry, Short Stories, Plays and an Essay

The Compendium: A Selection of Poetry, Short Stories, Plays and an Essay

by Brian Corvin

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Overview

The Compendium is author, Brian Corvin’s third published work. Where his first two – The Dream Journey (2010) and The Unity Project (2016) – were books of poetry and verse, the present volume is something different.
The first section consists of a selection of neo-haikus and social verse while the second introduces the reader to some quirky short stories, taking on tales of the macabre, offering unexpected twists. This is followed by a trilogy of related one-act plays, offering variations on a theme and looking at the suffering caused by clerical child abuse, questioning whether redemption and forgiveness is ever really possible in these kinds of scenarios. The volume finishes with an essay or autobiographical fragment (Towards a New World Order), in which he discusses how he came upon the Baha'i Faith and how it has guided and influenced his life.

Brian Corvin was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1937 and he continues to reside there. He considers himself however, to be a world citizen as, "the world is one country and mankind are its citizens".
His first book of poems, The Dream Journey, was published in 2010 having taken, he says, 'the best part of 50 years to produce;. His second, The Unity Project, took five which, Brian said at the time, 'shows progress of a kind'!
The Unity Project completed the cycle that he set out to achieve with his first book. His third book, The Compendium, offers something a little different and reveals a hitherto unknown quality to his writing, including his ability as a short-story teller and dramatist.
His work is characterised by keen insight and an intuitive grasp of the thought processes that go on at an individual level, influencing people in their lives, in their actions and in their attitudes toward others. He has been inspired, in his world outlook, by Bahaullah, the prophet of globalisation but feels that his writing should be grounded in the here and now of the world he finds around him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163432745
Publisher: The Manuscript Publisher
Publication date: 12/29/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brian Corvin, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1937 and continues to reside there. He considers himself, however, to be a world citizen as, “the world is one country and mankind are its citizens”. His first book of poems, A Dream Journey, was published in 2010 and took the best part of 50 years to produce. His second, The Unity Project, took five, which, Brian suggests, is progress of a kind. The Unity Project completes the cycle that he set out to achieve with his first book.

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