New Collection Peers into the Shadows of Emotion

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With a combination of poetry and drawings, N. Dieter House offers “A Walk on the Wayside”

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The basis of many philosophies is the balance between light and dark – the apparent dichotomy that one is impossible without the other. In his new collection of poetry and drawings “A Walk on the Wayside: Embrace the Fall” (published by iUniverse), author and artist N. Dieter House examines the darker side.

A sample from “A Walk on the Wayside”:

Ask not for whom the bell tolls;
For guided by thy hand,
We find shelter in the knell.
'Tis the fate of all man.

“I've learned that wisdom and life lessons are best learned bluntly; which is more powerful: hearing about the world's problems, or experiencing them first-hand?” House asks. “Through poetry we better understand the metaphors that teach us these lessons, and that's my ultimate goal. To impart upon my readers tidbits of information so that maybe, they can see some of the world's misery without having to experience it for themselves, and maybe, just maybe, they can help to make this world a better place.”

About the Author
N. Dieter House was born in 1985 in a small town in Germany called Wuertzburg. His family moved to Fort Eustis, Virginia during his late elementary/middle school years, where he started developing an appreciation for “mature” subject matter. He became a student of serial pathology, and thus delved into the notion that the world wasn't always rainbows and sunshine – the world had a sinister side. House wrote his first "dark" poem when he was 11. Just like any other young boy proud of his work, he showed it to his mom and all she could say was, "This is good, dark but good."

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.


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