Verticals and horizontals

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Amon George Liner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H.T. Kirby-Smith

Abstract: Verticals & Horizontals is the first volume in a projected four-volume sequence titled A Dance To the Music of the Future God, This dance is basically a dance of language, combined with certain narrative sequences and finally making a philosophical statement concerning the direction of reality. Volume one, Verticals & Horizontals, is the one most concerned with language. In it, various language games, some complementary, some contradictory, and some merely adjacent, are played for a random but finite number of "moves." The purpose of this play is to destroy the conventional idea of "language" in order to break free and create a clear space in which to consider alien (non-human) languages. In Variations & Howitzers, the second volume, a fairly conventional narrative describes the breakout and conquest of the galaxy by the human species. As the narrative makes clear, however, the conquest is never complete and never triumphant because it falls to be a meta-conquest, that is an assimilation of alien languages, alien viewpoints, In effect, alien universes. In Heroes & Vindications, the projected third volume, the narrative is continued.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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