AURORA RESURGENS

AURORA RESURGENS

Anthony Johnson

Edited and with an introduction by Camelia Elias


POETRY & DRAMA SERIES

APRIL 2011 | ISBN: 978-8792633057


Paperback | 6×9 | B&W | Illustrated | 176 p


OUT OF PRINT


This book is an inédit presentation of three different texts. One discussing a Finnish sawmill in the form of a prose poem which brings the reader into a world of Sanskrit etymologies and the legend of ‘The Shining Ones’. Another is a libretto for the Opera ‘The Clavis Magna of Giordano Bruno’. In search of a lost text by a great Renaissance magus, the libretto offers an investigation of memory theatres, alchemy, religion and magic in the Sixteenth century: juxtaposing them against a contemporary story which closes on the cusp of the new millennium and the 400th anniversary of Bruno’s burning. The third set of texts is a selection of poems, ‘Running with Dogs’, including ‘Tangram’ a seven-part work inspired by the Italian disaster at Seveso in 1976 and its aftermath. At the heart of the book is the idea that loss can be conceptualized not only in thaumaturgic terms but may also become a means of generating a redemptive alchemy of its own.