diary / by Edward Mullany


And of course, as well, this diary isn’t so separate from my previous work, but is an extension of it, whereby the themes with which I have been occupied, in poetry and fiction, and that I once made manifest with characters and verse, I now articulate with more immediacy, or, anyway, with less dramatization, for all works act upon a consciousness with immediacy, whether they are dramatized or not, though no work will have the effect an artist hopes it will have unless it is ordered in such a way that the audience upon whose consciousness it is directed is transported, and experiences that which the critic Longinus called the sublime.