- Hardcover: 99 pages
- Publisher: Viking/Allen Lane (30 Nov. 2000)
- Language: English, Greek
- ISBN-10: 0670891959
- ISBN-13: 978-0670891955
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,439,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fragments: The Wisdom of Heraclitus Hardcover – 30 Nov 2000
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Collects the wisdom poetry of the ancient Greek poet Heraclitus, covering everything from the nature of matter to human psychology.
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1. This a beautifully produced edition with the Greek on the left and Haxton's fine poetry on the right. As usual, I skipped the foreward and notes preferring to commune directly with the Master rather than through the medium of a posturing chorus of academic factotums.
2. The information age was supposed to witness the twilight of the great age of printing. How wrong. It is a miracle that in this age Viking is publishing a side by side Greek and English version of a book two and half millennia old! Perhaps the great age of the Printed Book is only now dawning.
I would have given the book five stars if only the foreword had not been written by a pop psychologist. This fellow, obviously a Jungian analyst, manages to write the most meaningless, fallacious, and ridiculous short essay I've ever read on any topic. While American psychoanalysts are obviously eager to vulgarize their own schools of thought into irrelevance, it's sad to see Heraclitus given this kind of treatment. One can only hope that this kind of thing will not be repeated, since the idea of one day finding myself reading John Bradshaw's thoughts on Parmenides or Dr. Laura's ruminations on Anaximander scares me. A lot.