Oedipus On A Pale Horse: Greek Journey In Search Of A Personal Mythology

Sheppard, David

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Synopsis: Anyone traveling to Greece should consider taking this book with them in either the digital or paperback format. It contains both archaeological and mythological information on most the major and some of the minor sites throughout Greece and the western coast of Turkey. Painstakingly researched and documented, 505 footnotes.It's a catalyst for the mixture of all the components of the existential traveling experience. The author, during the ten weeks of his journey (bus, train and ferry), ruminates over powerful events in his own life that parallel those of Greek myth to build his own personal mythology and expose personal truths and gain insight into what happened (a potentially deadly confrontation with his father, and the disappearance of his daughter). This is something all travelers will find not only interesting but also cause them to reflect on events of their own lives.This is a powerful story of the human condition as it has existed throughout the millennia, and will draw the reader and his/her own life into its narrative and lead to wisdom and understanding due to the alchemy that is a life. Your trip to Greece will be the memory of a lifetime, and this book will help make it one that never quits resonating.

About the Author: David Sheppard, a previous U.S. Air Force captain, holds a bachelor's from Arizona State and a master's from Stanford University. He has work on many NASA projects, including Space Shuttle flights and missions to the outer planets. Subsequently, he studied creative writing and American literature at the University of Colorado. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, and in The Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthology (Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, editors). A veteran of many writing groups and conferences, he is a past member of the Rocky Mountain Writers Guild, having chaired its Literary Society and participated in its Life Poets Society. In yet another of his many lives, he taught astronomy, novel writing and Greek mythology at New Mexico State University - Carlsbad. He has traveled throughout Western Europe, and is an amateur photographer and astronomer. Look for more books by David Sheppard, forthcoming soon from Tragedy's Workshop.

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