Where Epics Fail

Where Epics Fail

Meditations to live by

Yahia Lababidi


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  • Yahia Lababidi has been described as ‘our greatest living aphorist’: his work has been collected alongside the likes of Voltaire, Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson in Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists and translated into over ten different languages.
  • His most recent book, Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems (2016), debuted at #1 on Amazon US’s Hot New Releases. Where Epics Fail is his UK debut.
  • This book will appeal to readers looking for inspiration, wit and wisdom to navigate the complexities of modern life.
  • For fans of recent translations of Rumi’s poetry (Whispers of the Beloved, Rumi’s Little Book of Life), Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, Nayyirah Waheed’s Salt.