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Dual Muse, The: Symposium Volume / Bartlett J ; Breytenbach B ; Phillips T ; Walcott D ; Cuoco L ; Sackner MA ; Sackner RK ; Drucker J ; Gass W ; Celan P., 1999

Identifier: CC-32705-34294

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Scope and Contents

This volume, edited and with an introduction by Lorin Cuoco, accompanied the catalogue for "The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist-the Artist as Writer" exhibition at the Washington University Gallery of Art. Cuoco writes in the introduction as follows. "We were greatly inspired by the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry in Miami, Florida, where William Gass first saw the work of Tom Phillips, and where the collaborators went to observe for themselves the great treasures of this collecting couple. As a consequence of this visit, Kevin Ray, the head of special collections of Washington University's Olin Library, decided to devote an entire exhibit to Tom Phillips' work on the translation and illustration of Dante's Inferno...We extend our thanks to the lenders of the exhibition and to the museums and galleries that provided the permission and reproductions for this volume. The greatest debt, though, is to Ruth and Marvin Sackner for their constant generosity with their collection and knowledge of the field." This book was published in conjunction with the symposium presented by the International Writers Center. The Sackner Archive lent several pictures to the exhibition and participated in a symposium panel discussion. Six illustrations of Humument variations by Tom Phillips in the collection of the International Writers Center were reproduced in color. They all included the word "muse" in the Phillips' found poetry; the originals are watercolor, gouache and ink on book page and measured approximately 4" x 5". -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1999



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (144 pages)) : illustrations (some color) ; 24.7 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1999.


Published: St. Louis, Missouri : Washinton University Gallery of Art; International Writers Center; John Benjamins Publishing. General: Number of duplicates: 2. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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