Immortal is a young man’s journey from boyhood to manhood and his attempt to find his place in a world he has not yet come to understand. He has to confront the stark reality of life head first, and this is his experience as shared from the depths of his heart. All young people find themselves looking at the world around them and trying to understand it, and this is a young man’s record of his journey expressed with love, vulnerability, humility, and hope. It was written not only for his own reflection but also for insight for generations to come.
To see the world is to see oneself. With engaging vignettes spanning confessional and poeting to travel-writing styel, Carlos Campana invites the reader to ride the current of perspectives woven into a captivating self-portrait.
I'm in full cheerleader mode for your variation of lenses between entries...it reads in many places as brush strokes carefully selected for a blank palette, as if someone would select their attire based on the weather.
Your abstract language paired with journaling-meets-stream of conscious is very effective, and your weilding of rich imagery really shines, for example, in the travel piece dated Nov. 2013.
Preliminary praise for now! Congratulations on this triumph!
-Nicollete Costantino, M.A.
Associate Professor of English and Eyrie Art & Literary
Dealing with the angst of maturation seems inescapable. Instead of escape however, Mr. Campana runs full speed into the melee, with an open mind and an open heart. He pushes past curiosity into pursuit, riding on the current of Divine purpose and personal discovery. In this work, he asks tough questions with ambition and an admixture of humility, seeking wise counsel from great minds. Musing on thinkers from Emerson thru Marley, all the way to Jesus, Carlos has produced a captivating work about Life, Love and finding One's way.
-Kermit Harrison, Professor of Philosophy