The truth in literary fiction

The pursuit of knowledge and the sublime through the peripatetic neobaroque and transposition.

The aesthetic ideology or the pэrypatetik aesthetic hews close to an unstable mixture of past art, i.e. form, and contemporary possibilities in both form and content. It views conditional truths of the 21st century world to be accessible through a synthesis of phenomena manifested in past work with a relationship to the present and strives for a priori knowledge. In addition to being an approach to producing works of literature and art, it also contributes to the theory in our invented derivative called transposition.

A peripatetic work exhibits some of the following:

• uncertainty, polarization diversity and ambiguity in form and content

• narrative with a plot

• depth, complexity

• general framework where protagonist(s) struggle in or against an insidious, noxious environment, world, surroundings

• arealism: spirituality, fantasy, dreams, (sub)consciousness, metaphysical beings (gods, angels, devils, daemons, etc.)

• other characteristics of form and content in the middle ages, baroque (especially) or romantic era

• conditional truths, universals, belief

• (self-conceived) theory on which the formal decisions are based and which is partially in harmony with peripateticism

• formal innovation

• form aggrandizing content

• experimentation (but not to the point of extensive unreadability, read: boring)

• (again) diversity, intensity, deceleration, extremes, polarization, uncertainty, spirituality (e.g. a certain tense, grammar or syntax for the representation of metaphysical content)

• other formal characteristics from the middle ages, baroque (especially) or romantic era

• imperfection

• multiple forms of media

In the context of cultural history, peripateticism views itself as a counterepoch, by which we mean an epoch defined, in form and content, by diversity, duality, uncertainty, instability, spiritual engagement, etc. Literature or art in this framework harks back implicitly or explicitly to modes of expression in the middle ages, baroque and romantic era, thereby eschewing the dominant, albeit varied Western tradition of harmony, reason, enlightenment, education/development in the epochs of the renaissance, enlightenment, nineteenth century realism and – to some extent – modernism. Peripateticism is understood as a break with modernism and postmodernism, although certainly influenced by the psychological realism of the former and the formal realism of the latter.