nicholas nicola etchings


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BOOKS  Please scroll down the webpage to see the available literature
which can be accessed by links such as the AMAZON AUTHOR'S PAGE link which is also below. Thank You. 

PLEASE NOTE THIS WEBPAGE IS VERY MUCH A WORK IN PROGRESS WHICH HAS ONLY BEEN SET UP RECENTLY & MUCH IS YET TO BE DONE TO MAKE IT OF SOME USE INCLUDING THE UPLOADING OF A FEW MORE BOOKS WHICH WILL BE DONE IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
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Twitter:   @nicolasnicola22
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This relatively new webpage on a frequent basis will have links added to it to books which will be available for purchase on various sites such as LULU and AMAZON etcetera which all make it possibe to self-publish.  Thank you for your patience.
  • Ebooks and hard copy books will be accessible through this page. 
  • It should be noted essays/printmaking catalogues based on the art presented on this website will also become available. 
  • Much of the writing will be more akin to non-printmaking subject matter such as poetry, novel writing, travel memoir etc which maybe of interest to the viewer. (Writing along with printmaking is a major interest). 
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Amazon Author's Page on which one can see uploaded e-books.




As books are uploaded to other sites links will also be provided. Hard copy books shall also become available. Thank You. 
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TITLES THUS FAR:

DARKNESS & LIGHT  
LANANG
AMERICAN WAR BOOGIE WOOGIE

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Books to be uploaded include:


Darkness & Light. A modern political allegory. (novella)
LISA (novel)
Lanang (novel)
Holiday in Cambodia. (travel memoir)
Central America Fragments (travel memoir)
American War Boogie Woogie  (poetry)

A Few Collections of Poems one of which will come under the title of HOLIDAY POETRY.
Art catalogues some of which will be based on the etchings and past exhibitions etcetera including a look or overview of Marcel Duchamp.

There will be other titles.

(WATCH THIS SPACE)
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'When wil it be finished?' I hear some of my freinds continue to ask in frustration as I continue to work on my 'flagship novel' LISA. Hopefully, soon... 

LISA is a single mother in Sydney who as she faces death travels along a psychological road akin to the pilgrim’s journey in the Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory & finally – Paradise. A human sojourn forcefully brought on by crisis & which can only be criitically resolved through hope. Lisa has a small circle of friends supporting her including Cat – an inner-city ‘cowboy prophet’ who dwells on how the imperial destinies of empires entangle every human being. He quixotically hopes to come to terms with such ubiquitous human corruptibility so everyone – including Lisa – may come to realize what it means to be truly free.
‘…A star walking inside my head…my subconscious my night, seeks relief in the day from the blazing sun, this giver of life can also be the maker of deserts, I prefer to rest my soul in a nocturnal garden, for the curved beak of the moon to shed its pure light onto me. To dream. Allow the ebb and flow of the cyclic tides of life born and reborn to wash over me, like a great flood. To have a cleansed heart, yes…’
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DARKNESS & LIGHT. A modern political allegory. 
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This title is the first e-book to be uploaded and it - like the following titles to be uploaded - is possible to access via the Author's Page link above. Thank you. (A hard copy version will also become available).
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Darkness & Light is a novella in which a strange being falls into a subterrenean cavern and is captured by the Telshmen of Ashur. Ashur's elite will cynically display this captive to a warring industrial world as a messiah who will call on a 'final push' for total victory. It's safe to say this enclosed underworld serves as a harsh metaphor for the cruel, amoral aspects of humanity.

Eventually this 'messiah' leads a military expedition to the surface where it is confronted by another modern war which even the reader will find unexpectingly different. A captured partisan is forced against his will to guide this foreign expedition over hostile territory in which the Telshmen have to also come to terms with a sunlit endless sky.

As the suspense builds up to a karmic gut-wrenching climax it is asked of the reader to consider how in any world of false prophets should an individual sacrifice his or her life for what is truly just? Perhaps a question one may be able to answer at the end of this devestating read. All the best.

'...we represent the crowning achievement of our dying civilization for our cruel oppression shows that man has not even been able to live up to his own feeble sense of right. Failing even our own moral consciences and legal apparatus, humanity has fallen into the severest tyranny.'

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LANANG
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LANANG

 A young brave orang utang named Lanang who - inspired by the 1960s Japanese crime fighter television series Pahantom Agents - organises a small band of 'orangutangnistas' to defeat Mara the big time poacher who kidnaps baby orang utangs. LANANG is a heroic 'against-all-the-impossible-odds' fable of a commando style rescue mission to save hundreds of orang utang orphans caged in Mara Ranch - the well fortified 'dark heart' of Mara's poaching empire. 

 

 "Okay/" whispered Lanang. "You'll all know what you have to do. We have spent many years training hard for something like this and no matter what happens I promise all of you that this evening will go down in our history as a night of honour. We are doing what we have to do. All of you are brave. I am proud to be your leader."

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 AMERICAN WAR BOOGIE WOOGIE   

Poetry

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AMERICAN WAR BOOGIE WOOGIE


In this poetry collection are visual 'concrete poems' based mainly on U.S. media statements that deal with justifying the 2003 Iraq War and its immediate tragic aftermath which includes the nightmare of Abu Ghraib. Some of these 'visual poems' also consider a post 9/11 world which includes Guantanamo Bay and government surveillance communication regimes set up to monitor terrorist activity in civil societies but, which it is feared, also subvert and infringe in an Orwellian way the civil rights which underpin modern democracies.

 the wise house spokesman says sorry half a dozen times with pictures SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY SORRY

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