Aurora Kastanias

multiethnic poet and existential novelist

AK NOVELS often depict journeys, physical, mental and emotional. Whether long walks on city roads or international voyages, she tackles issues concerning the essence of human beings: sentiments, such as loneliness and feelings of belonging, tedium and happiness, self-contempt and self-actualisation, usually combined with the products of a rational mind and humbleness of existential quest, revolutionising concepts of time and space, life and death.

AK POEMS, written in Italian, English and French, represent a sort of diary where she notes strong-felt opinions and profound emotionsresulting from everyday life and current events. She finds inspiration observing the world, from the humble clochard to the President’s speech, from a starfish stranded in the middle of the road to the physics of our observable Universe. Poems she calls Poeticles and defines as Autopoiesis of Consciousness.

AK ESSAYS, are the beginning of a new orientation or simply the natural evolution of her being, slightly diverging the focus from Humanity to the Universe as a whole, engaging in studies of physics, astrophysics and cosmology but also history, natural philosophy, spirituality and esoteric studies.

Darius – Exilium Vita Est

Un apparente viaggio all'apparente ricerca di un padre apparentemente morto. Ma, a volte, le apparenze ingannano; così potrebbe anche trattarsi di un non-viaggio, una non-ricerca e un brindisi alla vita. Aspasia ignora cosa la spinge a seguire Darius, eppure lo fa. 5 stars average rating“Enticing rhythm, supported by remarkable elegance and grace”

“The almost metaphysical estrangement is expertly alternated with physical-emotional presence. Lustful and appealing erotic scenes don’t compromise writing sophistication the least”

“A painting which completes itself with every page.”

“The description of places is perfect; the use of language is of rare culture and refinement. An extremely promising debut novel

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Argos – Jacta Alea Esto

argos copertina def5 stars average rating“The historical characters intertwining in the protagonist’s life and reminiscences are enchanting. From spiritual gurus to great physicists, geniuses and eccentric artists, Argos embarks us in a journey through his life and the XXth century.”

“The reader can’t help himself from identifying with each and every emotion and memory. Overwhelming”

“Three timelines for one life. Very well written.”

“Historically bvery accurate”

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You can purchase Aurora Kastanias’ novels by ordering in any Feltrinelli bookstore or on-line via all major literature channels including Amazon and eBook versions are also available on all major eBook Stores.

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multiethnic poet and existential novelist