About Heller Levinson’s HINGE THEORY

From Stone This Running - heller Levinson, Black Widow Press

From Stone This Running – Heller Levinson, Black Widow Press

An essay by Paul Stubbs.

“So, to become a reconstructor of the universe, ‘Hinge’ must seek to translate into outer music the inner music of words, to silence art and render physics and religion once again into the great early dreams of man; to induce an ongoing and perpetually fecund state of the anathemas that will help Levinson aspire to his new literary role of syntactical demiurge. It will be a quite necessary act of madness, an attempt certainly to achieve what Paul Valery imagined of Mallarmé’s task, i.e. ‘to raise a page to the power of the starry heavens.’ Levinson then assigns himself to the task of realizing the impossible, to conceive of failure as the only captivating success, and to hallucinate himself into the only obsession worth pursuing, that of locating the only true literary fracture at the earth’s crust, i.e. our belonging .To abort the self, in mid-sentence, is for the writer of ‘Hinge’ to celebrate the requirements of abortion, to complete what demands of itself to be undermined by words. ‘Hinge’, a catalogue and impulse of an always unforeseen matrix disengages itself long enough for us to snag ourselves on our own thoughts.” (Paul Stubbs)

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