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)
Posted by Paul Stubbs on November 8, 2013
Vient de paraître / just released
The Black Herald
Literary magazine – Revue de littérature
Issue #4 – October 2013 – Octobre 2013
164 pages – 15€ / £12.90 / $20 – ISBN 978-2-919582-06-8 (ISSN 2266-1913)
Poetry, short fiction, prose, essays, translations.
Poésie, fiction courte, prose, essais, traductions.
With / avec Steve Ely, Pierre Cendors, Edward Gauvin, Paul B. Roth, Jean-Pierre Longre, Rosemary Lloyd, Boris Dralyuk, Paul Stubbs, Georgina Tacou, John Lee, Cristián Vila Riquelme, Philippe Muller, Michael Lee Rattigan, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Vasily Kamensky, David Shook, Oliver Goldsmith, Michel Gerbal, Gary J. Shipley, Anthony Seidman, Fernando Pessoa, Cécile Lombard, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Heller Levinson, Jorge Ortega, Blandine Longre et des essais sur / and essays about Robert Walser, Arthur Rimbaud, Raymond Queneau, E.M. Cioran. Images: Raphaël Lugassy, Pierre Cendors. Design: Sandrine Duvillier.
Posted by Paul Stubbs on November 2, 2013