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Supercontemplations: Experiments in Abstraction

Supercontemplations: Experiments in Abstraction
 

Unlike John O'Loughlin's first collection of non-readerly abstract poems and/or poetic word art, simply called 'Contemplations' (1985), which was uniformly lower-case in its monosyllabic structures, this later project, which dates from 1993 and has been entitled 'Supercontemplati... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781500821296
Published 12 August 2014 by Createspace
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, John
Edited by O'Loughlin, John J.
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ISBN-13 9781500821296
ISBN-10 1500821292
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 12 August 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By O'Loughlin, John
Edited by O'Loughlin, John J.
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 66 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Unlike John O'Loughlin's first collection of non-readerly abstract poems and/or poetic word art, simply called 'Contemplations' (1985), which was uniformly lower-case in its monosyllabic structures, this later project, which dates from 1993 and has been entitled 'Supercontemplations', is comprised of mixed-case monosyllabic structures that are also intended, albeit on a more flexible and arguably imaginative basis, to facilitate a contemplative frame-of-mind at the expense of readerly norms, thereby transcending the intellect in what could be regarded as a mode of literary salvation akin to the effect of certain forms of abstract art or, better, biomorphic sculpture upon a receptive consciousness.

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Author's Bio

John O'Loughlin was born in Galway City, County Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split while still a child, he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland with intent to stay) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot (Hampshire), and, following the death and repatriation of his grandmother, Carshalton Beeches (Surrey), where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant, he attended a state school. Graduating in 1970 with an assortment of CSE's (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE's (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved the comparatively short distance up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, WC1, where he eventually became responsible, as a clerical officer, for booking examination venues. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to study history, he returned to his former job in the West End but left the ABRSM in 1976 due to a combination of factors and began to dedicate himself to writing, which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency in the late '80s and early '90s, he has continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1982). From the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has almost exclusively dedicated himself to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has penned more than sixty titles of a philosophical order, including Devil and God - The Omega Book (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), and Philosophical Truth (1991-2).

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