Academic Researcher, Author and Translator Edouard d’Araille has been in print since 2000 when the first edition of ‘In a Short Space of Time’ was published. He has released over two dozen works of non-fiction, poetry, translation and fiction since. AVD is his first health-based research project: Facebook.com/dAraille.
This page gives a brief author biography of Edouard d'Araille, lead researcher of 'AVD: The Anti-Viral Diet'.
Edouard d'Araille was born of a French father and German mother, although he writes predominantly in the English language. Of his early years he has spoken little, though on the question of his preference of language he is recorded as saying: "English was really the only language spoken at home - except during the arguments I was not meant to make any sense of - and it has become the language that means the most to me." In an extract from his book 'Truth Lies' on the website daraille.com, the author writes: "Even if we could recall everything - would it do us any good if such an omniscient power could not enable us to change the past? Aristotle is firm that even God cannot do this and I am inclined to agree on this occasion. What I can remember of my own distant past is so jumbled and unreliable that I am ominously cautious in interpreting it". Edouard d'Araille grew up in Leeds, studied at Oxford University and then lived in London from 1992 onwards.
Although his first printed essays date back to 1989 - on Hume, Schopenhauer, Hegel and others - it was not till a decade later that Edouard d'Araille's non-fiction writing began to be published. He provided the introductions to several works of world literature (Dickens, Gogol, Balzac et alia) as well as some free-standing volumes of non-fiction in disciplines such as Philosophy, Film Theory, Psychology and Education. Edouard d’Araille’s research has ranged over diverse areas, including 'Advanced Learning Techniques', Napoleonic History, Mesopotamia and Medical Science. His translation works into English include texts from French and German - such as lectures and essays by authors Alain Robbe-Grillet and Stefan Zweig.
Ever since he was six years old - Mr. d'Araille shares in 'Truth Lies' - he was known for taking a new book of poetry to school every day, authors such as Yeats, Lear and Coleridge. Edouard d'Araille's first poetry volumes -'Unborn Tomorrow' and 'Even We Are In Arcadia' - were distributed as pamplets in 1998-1999. Since 2000, fifteen volumes of his verse have been published - including ‘Poesia Nueva’, ‘Love Immortal’ and ‘Words Can’t Hold...’. He also features in a number of poetry anthologies. The late Professor John Bayley wrote of verse cycle 'Unborn Tomorrow': “This is technically fascinating and moving poetry” (2002). Edouard d'Araille's new work 'JE SUIS POËTE - Damned by the Gods' (Nov. 2020) draws together poems from every volume over two decades in poetry and introduces new verse cycle 'Prometheus Rebound'.
Edouard d'Araille's work in fiction dates from his twenties, with some early novels and stories of his being released as early as 1990s, such as the pseudonymous novella 'Raja's Dream' and 'fiction in verse' cycles like 'Out of these Eyes' and 'After the Fire'. His most recent release - before 'AVD' - was a translation into English verse of a Mesopotamian work of fiction that might date back as far as the epic of 'Gilgamesh'. 'Adapa's Ascent' has made waves, partly due to 'The Birth of Fiction', Edouard d'Araille's introduction on the beginnings of world literature. Prof. Shlomo Izreel, the world’s leading expert in Assyriology, writes of Edouard d’Araille’s new book: “This is a wonderful piece of work and a real contribution to reading literature”.
From 2001 to 2019, Edouard d'Araille wrote scholarly introductions to a dozen works of philosophy, including Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason', Eduard von Hartmann's 'Philosophy of the Unconscious' and Benedetto Croce's 'Logic as the Science of the Pure Concept'. He is the author of a history of philosophy 'Que Sais-Je? -A Chronology of Thought', which covers speculative thought from before the Greeks all the way into the 21st Century. Of his preoccupation with philosophy, Edouard responded, in an interview from 2003: "I date back my life as a 'philosopher' to the earliest times when I experienced that sense of wonderment - of cosmic awe mixed with mortal anxiety - which overwhelms one so completely as a child that all of life can look like a fairground ride with no purpose except to carry on. That certainly goes back to when I was eight or nine years old, and I guess you could call the pervasive philosophical emotion one of 'existential dread'."
Edouard d'Araille, speaking about his most recent work 'AVD: The Anti-Viral Diet' at its pre-launch in October, displayed an attitude that seems to be one of optimism combined with caution. Although he did talk about the results of his research into natural anti-viral agents with infectious positivity, he said that he wanted it to be clear that he was not announcing 'AVD' as a cure but simply as a means of diminishing one's overall probability of becoming infected or ill. At the close of his 'public statement' he said: “All that I have attempted to do here, has been to make one step in the right direction - even if I may have tripped and stumbled in numberless places in my attempt to pursue a scientific method in my investigation of a vital health topic. My time and resources with 'AVD' were limited, but with the right team of researchers behind it and with all the energy and determination to achieve what appears to be within our reach, I believe that an effective and invaluable Anti-Viral Diet may soon become a reality for us” (Oct. 11th, 2020). - Edouard d'Araille's 'The Science Behind AVD' is being released November 22nd, which brings together articles by dozens of scientists and medical researchers on the viability of the idea of an 'Anti-Viral Diet'.
Over 80 articles and extracts from works appearing by Edouard d'Araille over the last twenty-five years are available to download for FREE at this academic research exchange forum. Essays on the Philosophy of the Unconscious, Indian Poetry and Anarchism; translations from German, French and Mesopotamian; extracts from over two dozen works of poetry and fiction published from all stages of his career - all of this and more is available to download now for FREE at: https://oxford.academia.edu/EdouarddAraille
AVD is more than a book. It is a long-term research project whose aim is to bring together findings from scientists and medical researchers and other health professionals worldwide, regarding the most effective balance of ingredients to be included in an effective 'Anti-Viral Diet'. The online research database is being updated in line with research.
"This is technically fascinating and moving poetry."
"This is a text of the highest order [...] It is a beautiful poetic work that relaxes and soothes the reader, but at a deeper level requires close reading to draw out the subtle meanings hidden within the text [...] really worthwhile as it is an anthology of rare genius and beauty. "
"I enjoyed this book immensely. [...] The book has a good mix of drama, comedy and suspense all worked into an ingenious plot. I fully recommend others to read it. It is a real gem."
"What an unbelievable tale, yet how naturally it has been told. The author is so convincing that I genuinely believed that 'Morton Maximus' actually existed! I learnt things about Hollywood that I never knew about before, and particularly liked the way in which fact and fiction, future and past, have intertwined and play off each other in this novel."
"There isn't a single type of poetry missed out of this anthology collated from ten poetry collections by Edouard d'Araille - the tragic and comical, romantic and political, nonsensical and mystical are all in here. This author writes fearlessly and in a concise, punctual, gripping style. His words keep me in a state of poetic suspense."
"The most romantic book of poetry ever published." (about 'Love Immortal')- Great World Books
"From the opening quote by George Orwell down to the post-finale 'The Last of London', this is a visionary and spectacular work of poetry that plays with words like they are some kind of verbal plasticine. This is an author from whom one never knows what to expect. He startles me at every turn with his outlooks on our Humanity."
"This is a wonderful piece of work and a real contribution to reading literature. [...] It is a really beautiful book."
"An intriguing analysis. Well worth a read - an interesting take on the role of diet with regard to health."
"Just an amazing way to learn about how to protect yourself from viruses. Really helpful and informative, a massive help in my understanding."
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