Darkness by Yedda Morrison

978-0981596242 | 2012 | $14.50 | Buy Now

Yedda Morrison has produced an edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in which only references to the natural world remain. But what counts as ‘natural’ is far from self-evident, and Morrison’s erasures open onto a range of philosophical and ethical questions…. If the test of conceptual writing is the degree to which the distance between the concept and the execution creates enough friction to generate a spark across that gap, here, the ethereous space between the idea and the text—between mind and body, artifice and nature, erasure and source—ionizes with violent disruption and report.”

—Craig Dworkin