Submitted by marian on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:53

Richard Velkley, professor of philosophy in the School of Liberal Arts, has published Sarastro’s Cave: Letters From the Recent Past (Mercer University Press, 2021). This epistolary novel is a departure from Velkley’s other published works on the history of modern philosophy. Sarastro’s Cave is created from letters written by a fictional professor of history at a Southern university before he mysteriously disappears. A reviewer said that the novel is “a philosophic tour de force — witty, intellectually absorbing, and in the end deeply moving. An enlightenment tragi-comedy in the grand tonal tradition of Mozart’s Magic Flute.”

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