The Aristos Author:John Fowles THE ARISTOS covers the whole range of human experience: good and evil, pleasure and pain, sex and socialism, Christianity and stargazing. As John Fowles writes: "THE ARISTOS is my own self-potrait in ideas...a self-description of a writer who is determined to remain independent of all parties, classes, churches, cliques, and movements. What I wa... more »s really trying to define was an ideal of human freedom (the Aristos) in an unfree world."
Fowles' inspiration for his notational paragraphs is the fifth century B.C. philosoper Heraclitus, whose image of supreme good in a world of chaos was the Aristos -"a person or thing, the best or most excellent of its kind."
With this classic clay John Fowles shapes his self-portrait. Ten years in the writing, this book is poetry of thought and beauty of expression; often controversial. it is always fascinating and original.« less