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Steven DeLay (2013): Everything

Steven DeLay (2013) published his new novel, Everything.
29 Jun 2022
Written by Renee Choi
Alumni

Steven DeLay (Philosophy, 2013) published his latest novel, Everything. The novel consists of three volumes: Anomie, Kings of the Earth and The Desolate. The synopses are below: 

Anomie, Volume 1:

Sartre and Camus held that existence is absurd, that consequently meaning is forged through the individual who must create it, a Promethean doctrine of reality which today has come to exercise a grip on us so firmly that we barely notice it, much less ever think to seriously question it. To be sure, the world is absurd. But existence as such? In this debut novel, Christian existentialist Steven DeLay tells the story of a knight of faith's quest for meaning. In his resulting voyage from the suburbs of Texas to the secret societies of Oxford, he encounters the ineluctable claim of eternity on the everyday. Part fairy tale, noir mystery, psychological thriller, and essay in existential philosophy, Everything's first volume, Anomie, explores the condition of nihilism in modern culture.

 

 

Kings of the Earth, Volume 2:

In this continuation of his debut novel, Christian existentialist Steven DeLay resumes the story of a knight of faith's quest for meaning. Part fairy tale, noir mystery, psychological thriller, and essay in existential philosophy, Everything's second volume, Kings of the Earth, explores the inner world of Oxford power-relations, a world of intrigue where sex, money, and power threaten to ensnare those who succumb to temptation and destroy anyone who attempts to resist.

 

 

The Desolate, Volume 3:

In this concluding volume, Christian existentialist Steven DeLay completes the story of a knight of faith's quest for meaning. Part fairy tale, noir mystery, psychological thriller, and essay in existential philosophy, Everything's third volume, The Desolate, shows how only love, both human and divine, renders existence intelligibly true.

 

All three volumes can be ordered here.

 

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