|About the Book|
The religious ones move me the most, but what delights me in all is the perfect ease which your individual tongue speaks. Jacques Barzun A series of moral and religious poems, The Apocrypha of Limbo is Ralph de Toledanos personal exploration ofMoreThe religious ones move me the most, but what delights me in all is the perfect ease which your individual tongue speaks. Jacques Barzun A series of moral and religious poems, The Apocrypha of Limbo is Ralph de Toledanos personal exploration of contemporary faith. Relying upon centuries-old inspiration, his works delve into the soul and fate of modern man, who must confront the confusing values of the twentieth century. Using classic biblical and literary characters, he retells scriptural and epic stories in order to assist readers in reaching an understanding about their own beliefs. Some of these works are having previously appeared in Modern Age, Commentary, and American Scholar . Others are pieces specifically written for this book. This worthy collection of inspirational verse should enlighten anyone trying to find his or her moral position in modern society. Toledano established himself as a poet with the publication of Poems: You & I in 1978. Both his Catullan style and his exploration of the love/hate relationship between men and women are both exhibited in Poems: You and I . The Apocrypha of Limbo resembles Toledanos previous work for the manner in which it explores relationships among all men and women and God. But it continues this philosophical and spiritual exploration on a more profound level. Toledano is a former Newsweek editor and a nationally syndicated columnist. He has been writing and publishing verse since his undergraduate days at Columbia, where he was twice awarded the Philolexian Prize for Poetry. An author and editor of nineteen books, including the recently revised Frontiers of Jazz, has also written a regular column on music and recordings for National Review.