The framework of these short volumes introduces the reader to the specific focus of each book. The accompanying poems and images offer an aesthetic and emotional experience.
In this volume Professor Pietroni explores the poetry of economics and politics using the metaphor of the Greek god Atlas, who carries Earth on his shoulders as punishment for being unhospitable to Perseus. In developing this metaphor, Pietroni stresses the need to introduce and understand the gods and goddesses of compassion.
ProfessorPatrick C Pietroni, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK--the birthplace of Charles Darwin--as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently the director of the Centre for the Study of Compassion at the University of New Mexico. Pietroni has published several books and numerous academic articles. He founded and was editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.