The Mountain of Gold

The Mountain of Gold

by Ramesh Gupta


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A deranged mother, a wayward father, a horde of gold, a naive young man, and a mysterious but beautiful Lady. . . . These are the ingredients of a coming-of-age tale in which our hero grapples with the elements, his sense of morality, and the Devil himself, and eventually finds salvation at the hands of an entirely selfless but sibylline Lady in Green. The Mountain of Gold addresses themes of love, doubt, avarice, and the liberating and redemptive powers of self-sacrifice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725280670
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/11/2020
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Ramesh Gupta was born in India and educated in Scotland. He has a love of epic poetry and is the author of a number of long narrative poems, including Ballad of a Poor Man’s Reward, Rhiannon’s Song, Song of Redemption, The Widow’s Son and the Lost Word, and The Sacred Truth of a Repentant Youth.

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The Mountain of Gold is a marvelous and vast poetic achievement filled with echoes and resonances of the medieval quest romance, Dante, Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, folk tale, the Bible, Tolkien, and much more. It is a deeply religious poem that digs back into cultural antiquity, a remarkable and imaginatively sustained achievement in verse that provokes much meditation.”

—David Jasper, Professor Emeritus of Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow

“A splendid, cinematic coming-of-age tale—good and evil are at loggerheads. Will love win? A boy’s father flees in search of riches, leaving a bereaved wife to go mad with grief. Frightened by her violent outbursts, the boy flees to the forest. There, a woodland sylph rescues him from eternal damnation by revealing the true nature of avarice and the power of true love.”

—Ghia Truesdale a.k.a. G. G. Garth, author of Nightmare Matinee

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