Mark Eyskens announces the release of ‘The Sower of Question Marks???

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New book is the result of a reaction to the deficit of essential questioning at a time when digital and other forms of media inundate society

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Mark Eyskens has had the happiness and the privilege of being able to meet a lot of people in many circles in Belgium, in Europe, and in many latitudes and longitudes. Nevertheless, he has been forced to notice both an individual and societal silence on existential questions, which they dare not talk about even in the highly publicized and interconnected society. For him, this heavy silence encumbers any discussion of what remains truly important after the realization that “you only live once.”

“The Sower of Question Marks???” (published by AuthorHouse UK) is the result of a procrastinated reaction to this deficit of essential questioning at a time when digital and other forms of media inundate us with challenging news, events, problems, declarations, and statements that are often nothing more than the foam of the groundswells of contemporary history.

This writing is not a philosophical essay, nor is it a theological treatise, a course in futurology, a sociological manual, a novel, a collection of poems, or an exercise in literary style but all of these at the same time. Hence, the reader must run through, browse the pages of this book with caution, and prepare to encounter divergent intellectual landscapes planted with question marks in valleys and on heights.

Two allegories emerge most forcefully: that of the Homo interrogans and that of the palimpsest, two symbolic stories that try to unravel some signals of transcendence in order to be captured by humans. The first concerns the discovery made by an expedition of paleontologists in Africa of an anthropoid skeleton that, thanks to the arrangement of the bones, was buried in prehistoric times in the shape of a large question mark. The second is the story of the discovery of an old parchment in Jerusalem, an enigmatic palimpsest the decoding of which could have upset the understanding of our human condition. Moreover, a certain professor J.C Mortal appears who can be considered as the spiritual twin of the author.

“This book can be a travel guide for those who sometimes walk around aimless and without a trace in our complex society. It explains why in our busy society there is no time to ask essential questions about life and death, love and suffering, good and evil, God and men, the known and the unknowable,” Eysken says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he answers, “Knowledge allows us to plant exclamation points as weapons of the great right but wisdom counsels us to sow question marks as an invitation to exchange views.” For more details about the book, please visit

“The Sower of Question Marks???”
By Mark Eyskens
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781665598286
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781665598279
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mark Eyskens is a Belgian politician, professor, economist and author. He studied at the catholic university of Leuven and at the Columbia University in New York. As a professor of economics, he taught at the Catholic University of Leuven. As a politician, he was a member of the Christian Democratic Party. For 16 years, he was a member of 13 successive Belgian governments (1976-1992) as minister of economic affairs, finance, foreign affairs and prime minister. He was given the title of Minister of State and is considered as an elder statesman. As foreign minister, he was confronted with the Berlin Wall, the implosion of communism, the explosion of the Soviet Union, the creation of the European Monetary Union and the enlargement of the European Union. In Belgium, he was a Christian democratic member of the Federal Chamber for a quarter of a century and a member of the Council of Europe in Strassburg. He was chairman and member of numerous domestic and international organizations, foundations and associations such as the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts, the International Crisisgroup, the Francqui Foundation, the Arenberg Foundation, The Music Festival of Flanders. He has published 66 books on social, political, economic, societal and philosophical problems. He has also written a few novels and published a collection of poetry and many articles. His main hobbies are classical music, cultural travels and Sunday afternoon painting. Together with his wife, he is heading a family of five children and 11 grandchildren.

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