Nicholas Hagger
Nicholas Hagger

Nicholas Hagger is a poet, man of letters, cultural historian and philosopher. He has lectured in English Literature at the University of Baghdad in Iraq and the University of Libya, and was a Professor of English Literature at Tokyo University of Education, Keio University and Tokyo University in Japan. He has studied Islamic and Oriental philosophy, and led a group of Universalist philosophers. Following his recent work in setting up a World State, which his two epic poems heralded, he was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize 2016 for Literature.

He is the author of more than 40 books. These comprise a substantial literary output of over 2,000 poems, including over 300 classical odes; two poetic epics; 5 verse plays and a masque; 1,200 short stories; travelogues; and innovatory works in literature, history and philosophy. His catalogued archive of papers and manuscripts is held on permanent deposit as a Special Collection in the Albert Sloman Library at the University of Essex.


Books by Nicholas Hagger

First Dazzling Chill of Winter, The

Collected Stories

Nov 2016

A sixth volume of stories about Philip Rawley, the treatment of whose fortunes began in the early 1960s.

Life Cycle and Other New Poems 2006 - 2016

Nov 2016

New poems by a Universalist poet on the human path and condition, scientific understanding of the universe, Europe and body-spirit.

My Double Life 1

This Dark Wood

Mar 2015

A writer's successful search for meaning, purpose and truth, and emergence from a Dark Night of the Soul to illumination and unitive, universal consciousness during the Cold War.

View of Epping Forest, A

May 2012

A poet’s narrative memoir of a lifetime in Epping Forest, evoking the spirit of a place which shaped his works.

New Philosophy of Literature, A

The Fundamental Theme and Unity of World Literature: the Vision of the Infinite and the Universalist Literary Tradition

Jan 2012

The fundamental theme of world literature has conflicting metaphysical and secular aspects which the Universalist tradition in literature combines, offering a new direction in contempo

World Government, The

A Blueprint for a Universal World State

Nov 2010

A Universalist blueprint for a philanthropic, democrat

New Philosophy of Universalism, The

The Infinite and the Law of Order

Jun 2009

New Philosophy of Universalism by Nicholas Hagger challenges the Dawkins-neoDarwinist view of a random universe in favour of an ordered bio-friendly one.

Last Tourist in Iran, The

From Persepolis to Nuclear Natanz

Feb 2008

The Last Tourist examines the heart of the Iranian Islamic mind, and looks at the threat to Irans cultural heritage by the present nuclear crisis. Iran, a cradle of Western civilization, may be destroyed by its main beneficiary, Western civilization

Rise and Fall of Civilizations, The

Why civilizations rise and fall and what happens when they end

Apr 2008

The pattern of world history: 25 civilizations rise round a vision of the Light which passes into their religion, and go through 61 stages.

Overlord

Sep 2006

An epic poem about the Second World War: Eisenhower pursues Hitler from D-Day to the fall of Berlin and visits Hell and Heaven.

Collected Verse Plays

May 2007

Five verse plays on the theme of government: the warlords in wartime Europe (two parts), an English Prince's defence of his kingdom, Augustus's censorship and banishment of Ovid, and Oliver Cromwell's rise to dictatorship.

Collected Stories

Jan 2007

1,001 vivid very short stories covering Philip Rawley's development during five decades and his encounters with people who reflect the Age.

Collected Poems

Aug 2006

A transformational mystical journey (through awakening, a Dark Night and purgation to illumination and a vision of the oneness of Nature and the universe) that reflects the Age: Communism, Europe and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Classical Odes

Jun 2006

The first four-book Odes since Horace, England's nation-statehood and cultural legacy being superseded by Europeanness and globalism to elegiac feeling.

Light of Civilization, The

Jun 2006

The tradition of the mystic experience of the Light in all cultures and civilizations, including the heretical tradition.

Secret History of the West

Nov 2005

The influence of secret societies on all the revolutions from 1453 to 1920, and a new four-stage revolutionary dynamic.

Syndicate, The

Dec 2003

The elitist families behind the New World Order who have looted the Earth's resources and how they have intrigued world influence.

Libyan Revolution, The

Its Origins and Legacy

Sep 2009

An eyewitness of the Gaddafi coup describes 40 years of the Libyan Revolution and assesses its achievements. Much local colour.

Armageddon

Sep 2010

Epic poem on the War on Terror from September 11 to 2009. Bush blocks the al-Qaeda threat of nuclear Armageddon.

My Double Life 2

A Rainbow Over the Hills

Mar 2015

A writer's search for meaning, purpose and truth, which leads to universal consciousness, innovations and projects of founding. His vision of Universalism is like a rainbow with seven bands over "seven hills of achievement".

Selected Stories: Follies and Vices of the Modern Elizabethan Age

Dec 2015

The best of a thousand imagistic stories, grouped under ‘Follies and Vices’ and ‘Quest for the One’ (the two aspects of the fundamental theme of world literature).

Selected Poems: Quest for the One

Dec 2015

The best of Hagger’s many poems, grouped under ‘Quest for the One’ and ‘Follies and Vices’ (the two aspects of the fundamental theme of world literature).

Dream of Europa, The

The Triumph of Peace

Dec 2015

A masque in verse celebrating the unification of the EU and Europa’s dream of a 50-state United States of Europe.

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