Toward a Phenomenology of Written Art (cloth)
- Author: Burns, Gerald
- Binding: Clothbound
- Pages: 64
- Size: 5-1/2 x 8"
- Pub. Year: 1979
- ISBN: 0-914232-36-3
- In Stock: Yes
Also Available in Paperback: Add to CartThe two essays which comprise this book -- "The Slate Notebook" and "A Hermetic Journal" -- are concerned with the ideas and problems Burns encountered while simultaneously working on long poems: how it matters that written art is written, the relation of medium to creativity, why writing something down makes it more real, how verse might engage the question of magic more directly, and what magic as an activity is.
"Phenomenology is a search for meaning through the intention of craft."
Gerald Burns was born in Michigan, attended Harvard, Trinity College (Dublin), and Southern Methodist University. His books of verse include Boccherini's Minuet, Letters to Obscure Men, A book of Spells [first third] (Salt Lick), and Longer Poems (Dalkey Archive)...