A theoretical, mythopoetic work, Tractatuus Philosophika-Poeticuus uses various poetic, narrative and dramatic techniques and devices to fashion a new scriptoral genre, one that is engaged with critical discourses, even while it reads like a labyrinthine story. An aesthetic theory which depicts the path of writing through the deployment of a group of anymous wanderers and a constantly metamorphosing 'I', Tractatuus Philosophika-Poeticuus uses the parameters and the dynamics of the reading experience to construct this treatise on poetics. A work that defies convenient categorisation and tackles, through formal and stylistic invations, the very possibilities and limits of literature.
Amir Parsa was born in Tehran and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen books. A former lecturer, educator, and director of award-winning educational initiatives at the Museum of Modern Art, Parsa is the acting associate dean at Pratt Institute in the School of Art and Design.