Heavily inspired by the traditional founding fathers of Russian literature, and a muse, I found inspiration in their works and attained a way to channel himself through writing. After reading Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin”(a novel in verse) and Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov’s “Demon,” I found admiration for their works, as well as their style of writing, known as iambic tetrameter—a meter in poetry in which each line consists of four iambic feet, or iambs. Completing the scheme, each line rhymes in either varied or an unvaried rhyme scheme, depending on the work. For my style of writing I chose a varied scheme, and began “In Oblivion” in early 2009, completing it in July, 2013. Constructing the main structure of the novel while leaving empty spaces for words which later would fill in the missing links, I focused on the story—later finessing it through editing.
About the book:
Lethian, a highly respected captain, goes through multiple trials—through the world of intricate environments, spontaneous battle scenes, and strange personages—to find his beloved, Anella, torn from him by the self-righteous gods. Though the outcome of his trials are uncertain, one thing is for sure—his wrath will be felt.
In Oblivion is a novel in verse, based in the time of Greek mythology, with the focus on the personages and their trials. It is written entirely in iambic tetrameter with a varied rhyme scheme throughout. Often melancholy yet spontaneous and energetic, its themes are that of light and darkness, kindness and malice, perseverance and despair, humility and egotism, order and chaos, hatred and love.
David Avetisov is a traditional artist, author, and a 3D animator. He resides in NY where he enjoys writing novels in verse, socializing and meeting new people, ping pong, and chess.