From Calypso’s Island

Selected Writings

by Frank Hazard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781524554217
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781524554224
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781524554200

About the Book

From ancient Rome to modern New York, from a funeral to a supermarket, from a raucous society of apes to a somber college campus, From Calypso’s Island comprises a bountiful assortment of scenes, characters, and situations that range from the poignant to the profane, from the exotic to the familiar, and from the epic to the intimate. This unique collection features poems and plays, stories, a fond appreciation of the James Bond novels of Ian Fleming, and initial chapters of an epic murder mystery set in ancient Rome early in the fourth century (AD) during the reign of Diocletian. A college freshman acridly experiences remorse at the start of his Christmas vacation, a man and a woman fortuitously meet in a crowded tavern on a rainy afternoon and consider the possibility of a romantic liaison, Pygmalion entreats the gods to endow his beloved Galatea with life, three women contentiously attend the funeral of a man to whom each had been previously married, a young army recruit suspects his estranged wife of marital infidelity. Enhanced by language with the crisp lyricism of music, From Calypso’s Island is a peerless achievement, an inimitable collection—drama, satire, romance—that explores and celebrates the human condition in all its spectacular tentacular facets of joy, melancholy, poignancy, farce, and relentless grandeur.

About the Author

Frank Hazard Biography Frank Hazard is the author of The Fatal Heist, a philosophical crime thriller; three fabulist satires, Sow Belly and the Stranger, Sow Belly and the Thief, and Sow Belly and the Theater; and Escape from Phalaris, an innovative exposition of art and creative endeavor. For many years, the he was a drama critic in New York City. He was born on Sea Island, Georgia, and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, where his father was a member of the athletic staff at Yale University. An autodidact, he began to read widely at an early age. Mr. Hazard has been a feature writer, a film critic, and a general assignment reporter. Presently, he lives in New York City with his wife, Nancy, an artist and former ballet dancer.