Nicholas Hagger is a poet, man of letters, cultural historian and philosopher. He has lectured in English at the University of Baghdad in Iraq and the University of Libya, and was a Professor of English Literature at Tokyo University and Keio 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 a Gusi peace prize 2016 for Literature.
He is the author of more than 40 books. These include a substantial literary output of over 2,000 poems, over 300 classical odes, two poetic epics and 1,200 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
This Dark Wood
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.
A poet’s narrative memoir of a lifetime in Epping Forest, evoking the spirit of a place which shaped his works.
The Fundamental Theme and Unity of World Literature: the Vision of the Infinite and the Universalist Literary Tradition
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
A Blueprint for a Universal World State
A Universalist blueprint for a philanthropic, democrat
The Infinite and the Law of Order
New Philosophy of Universalism by Nicholas Hagger challenges the Dawkins-neoDarwinist view of a random universe in favour of an ordered bio-friendly one.
From Persepolis to Nuclear Natanz
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
Why civilizations rise and fall and what happens when they end
The pattern of world history: 25 civilizations rise round a vision of the Light which passes into their religion, and go through 61 stages.
An epic poem about the Second World War: Eisenhower pursues Hitler from D-Day to the fall of Berlin and visits Hell and Heaven.
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.
1,001 vivid very short stories covering Philip Rawley's development during five decades and his encounters with people who reflect the Age.
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.
The first four-book Odes since Horace, England's nation-statehood and cultural legacy being superseded by Europeanness and globalism to elegiac feeling.
The tradition of the mystic experience of the Light in all cultures and civilizations, including the heretical tradition.
The influence of secret societies on all the revolutions from 1453 to 1920, and a new four-stage revolutionary dynamic.
The elitist families behind the New World Order who have looted the Earth's resources and how they have intrigued world influence.
Its Origins and Legacy
An eyewitness of the Gaddafi coup describes 40 years of the Libyan Revolution and assesses its achievements. Much local colour.
Epic poem on the War on Terror from September 11 to 2009. Bush blocks the al-Qaeda threat of nuclear Armageddon.
A Rainbow Over the Hills
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".
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).
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).
The Triumph of Peace
A masque in verse celebrating the unification of the EU and Europa’s dream of a 50-state United States of Europe.