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The Death of the Goddess: A Poem in Twelve Cantos
by Patrick Colm Hogan
introduction by Rachel Fell McDermott
2Leaf Press, 2014
Paper: 978-1-940939-34-6 | eISBN: 978-1-940939-35-3
Library of Congress Classification PS3558.O34729D43 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an epic, narrative poem that is a moving account of affection, personal loss, and grief. Inspired by Buddhism, Indic thought and Hogan's reading of the BHAGAVAD GITA, the central figures of THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is two lovers who refuse to accept unjust social hierarchies and suffer separation and death for that choice. In this groundbreaking narrative, Patrick Colm Hogan sets out to re-synthesize ancient Indian philosophy and myth, with a beauty and literary feeling (called rasa in Sanskrit) that are the central aspects of this poem. THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an excellent literary achievement to be read by serious poetry lovers and students of mythology or epic literature alike.

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