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Selected Letters


Nicholas Hagger’s letters on his 55 literary and Universalist works

Published by O Books 29 October 2021

ISBN: 978-1-84694-589-2 (paperback) £38.99/$57.95

ISBN: 978-1-78904-442-3 (e-book) £19.99/$28.99

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Nicholas Hagger’s literary, philosophical, historical and political writings are innovatory. He has set out a new approach to literature that combines Romantic and Classical outlooks in a substantial literary oeuvre of 2,000 poems including over 300 classical odes, two poetic epics, five verse plays, three masques, two travelogues and 1,200 stories. He has created a new philosophy of Universalism that focuses on the oneness of the universe and all apparently diverse disciplines, and challenges modern philosophy. He has presented an original historical view of the rise and fall of civilisations, and proposed a far-sighted and limited democratic World State with the power to abolish war.

Selected Letters draws together those of his letters (written over nearly 60 years) that aid the interpretation and elucidation of his works. Many of his correspondents are well-known figures within literature, philosophy, history and international politics, and Hagger is in the footsteps of Alexander Pope in editing his own letters, which are in the tradition of Pope, Wordsworth, Keats, T.E. Lawrence, Ezra Pound and Ted Hughes (one of his correspondents). They throw light on all aspects of Hagger’s vast output, and are required reading for all interested in following the growth of his Universalism, his literary development and his innovatory approach to universal truth.

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