vol 0: en-Telemachy +
vol 1: In Pursuit of Higher Art In

 by Chaulky White

ISBN: 978-1-940853-00-0
200 pages—large 8x10 format

or get it from Asterism

or freely read/download dbook (PDF)

'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' is broken up into 3 volumes
—volumes 0 + I are included in this book +
vol II (Textiloma) is here

'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' is a book object that is based/ extrapolates on an MFA thesis Kevin White wrote in 1990 entitled 'SSES" 'SSES" wherein he recapitulated Joyce's Ulysses' recapitulation of Homer's Odyssey to a trip he took across Asia in search of his father (who committed suicide in 1982). 'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' takes this recapitulation 1 step further, folding in Kevin's journals, unpublished stories + artwork he made before dying of a heroin overdose in 1997. The super-scripted "SSEY' represents his brother Derek's editorial role in compiling the book—in belatedly finishing the Telemachean pursuit, searching recursively for his brother searching in parallel for their father. Chaulky is the pen name given to their combined effort.

'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' is also a literary object that reflexively feeds back on the very transcription + curative processes used to produce it, generating loops between original intent + editorial deterritorialization ... a «gift of tongues rendering visible not the lay sense but the first entelechy, the structural rhythm»—as Stephen Dedalus (Telemachus) says in Ulysses.



'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' was nominated for the 2015 Krause Essay Prize.

The making of 'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY' was chronicled on 5cense in 2013-2014, starting w/ this post.

Chaulky White
Chaulky White in Mexico, 1969


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