WINDS OF ILION

THE WINDS OF ILION

Steven Joyce


CRITICISM SERIES

MARCH 2011 | ISBN: 978-8792633026


Paperback | 6×9 | B&W | 244 p


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When Novalis declared that “the world must be romanticized,” that it must be restored to its plenary “meaning, magic, and mystery,” he, like Friedrich Schlegel touts the fragment as the vehicle of this restorative art. The Winds of Ilion is an eclectic work that brings together poetry, academic essay, personal memoir, short-short story, and creative fragments in a manner redolent both of the early German romantics and of the Greek concept of moira. The many different creative threads composing this work weave a fabric of variegated meanings whose scope extends to the disparate events and marginal circumstances both of literary and everyday life.

The Winds of Ilion received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award that recognizes and supports Ohio artists whose completed body of work indicates “. . . creativity and imagination that exemplifies the highest level of achievement and advancement of the art form for a particular discipline.”  The juried panel cited the layout of the work as well as the concept employing the fragment as both a literary and heuristic device.