Where Epic Fail

If you are interested in the deep meanings behind the simple words and reading between the lines, you are in for a treat with Yahia Lababidi’s latest installment.

Egyptian author Yahia Lababidi shines in his seventh book, “Where Epics Fail: Aphorisms on Art, Morality and Spirit.” For those of you who do not know what an aphorism is… Aphorisms are often compared to proverbs, Haikus, axioms and poems, but they are none of those things. However, an aphorism harnesses the power of all of them. “Aphorisms are an ancient form, but its current-day master is Yahia Lababidi,” says Richard Blanco, Barack Obama’s inaugural poet.

“There is a Persian proverb that says, ‘Epigrams succeed where epics fail.’ I was so struck by this line. I chose to name my forthcoming book of aphorisms ‘Where Epics Fail,’ to be published through an innovative crowd-sourcing publisher, Unbound, in partnership with Penguin Random House. Composed over a 10-year period, the subtitle of my latest collection of brief meditations is Art, Morality and the Life of the Spirit — three life-giving spheres of our existence where the grand narratives seem to be failing to hold our attention or capture our imagination,”  says Yahia Lababidi.

According to the Huffington Post, “Mr. Lababidi’s poetry is eclectic and through that very eclecticism it is unique. Incorporating elements of spirituality, philosophy, romance and-most charmingly-the art and alchemy of poetry itself, it defies classification.”

Now, you can pre-order your own copy of the book by going to this website

https://unbound.com/books/ where-epics-fail, and selecting an option to “pledge.”

Plus, it means that your name will be included in the limited edition of 500 hardcovers (as patron of the arts) before Penguin Random House produces and distributes the trade editions.

If you order it before the end of May, you can use this discount code: shipping1)

Do not miss this epic opportunity!


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