Benet Kolman, MD

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Benet Kolman, MD, has published his debut collection of short stories, Dark Matters: Seven Variations on a Theme. The collection is an opportunity for readers of literary fiction and its theological underpinnings to explore themes related to what Immanuel Kant called the “crooked timber of humanity.”

Kolman, a retired cardiologist, has mined the depths of Jewish tradition, Dualism, Humanism, and Western thought to create seven distinct worlds in which he examines human nature and the struggle between good and evil. Although each of the stories creates a distinct world of its own, Kolman’s characters share a tendency toward human disarray, the “dark matters” in the title. Love, confusion, doubt and hope coincide in deeply felt tales that ultimately convince readers that our struggles, however individual, are universal as well.

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