Richard of Eire the self-originating philosopher, poet, artist, and publisher presents this metaphor rich life regression work as a miracle for our own day and a blessing for the generations to come. By means of dialogues, poems, letters and articles on love, culture, heritage, morality, and the environment he visits a past of himself in the ‘present’ rather than a past of himself in the ‘past’ per se. This beautifully engaging compact offering is a work of fiction based on a good deal of factual input; a cornucopia of literary unpredictability. The transcending message of this chanson d’amour parfumée may be best summed up by stating that while love invites us to love it is to friendship that we are we called. A beautiful volume inspiring ardent trust, hope, and love in self throughout the ages. The work is presented in a ‘status update format’ embroidered with the author’s own exquisite 185 digital artworks: all in colour. Note: in the print edition the artworks are in greyscale.
The fonts and page numbering in this ebook correspond to the 2009 hardback edition.
Richard Mc Sweeney: Risteárd Mac Suibhne; Richard of Éire/Ireland is a self-designated Planet Earth philosopher of the natural kind; a self-originator who enjoys expressing his ideas and insights: his philosophical fiction* in a charmingly personal prose-poetic style.
* “Philosophical fiction: fictional literature that enjoys carefree-ly philosophising on anything it so wishes; on anything it so wishes without letting itself be bound by any philosophical system, logic or method.” RMcS
Being made available here in the Google Play Store is an anthology of 16 such works.
Richard has a Masters in Chinese Taoist Philosophy (Lao-Tzu & Chuang-Tzu) from Seoul National University which he gained through the mediums of Korean and Classical Chinese. He was also enrolled in the PhD programme for two years in the same department at SNU. He has a BA in Korean Language & Literature from Kyunggi University in Seoul and a Diploma in Philosophy & Arts from Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. The latter he gained while being (for six years) a Catholic seminarian for the priesthood with the Missionary Society of St. Columban based in Dalgan Park, Navan, County Meath in Ireland.
He had been an expatriate in the Republic of Korea for thirteen years; in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three years and a further three in the United Arab Emirates respectively.
He is happily married to Sung-ja Lee of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Since 2001 they have been living in Ireland. Their son and daughter are also happily married and have children of their own.
His website is - Rivers2c.com.