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The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley
by Richard Kaczynski
edited by James Wasserman
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|Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumours. Aleister Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colourful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend. Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley gives readers a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician, a rigorously overview of his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices.|
C.S. Lewis: Images of His World
by Douglas Gilbert & Clyde S. Kilby
This reissue of a treasured classic offers a
beautiful window into the people and places that shaped the life of
beloved author, scholar, critic, and apologist C. S. Lewis. In
photographs and text (much of it in Lewis’s own words), Douglas Gilbert
and Clyde S. Kilby introduce us to such memorable friends as J. R. R.
Tolkien and transport us to such magical places as the deer park outside
Lewis’s rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford. We also meet Lewis as a
talented and brilliant child in Belfast, captivated by the myths and
legends of the North, already writing and illustrating imaginative
stories and poems at a young age.
While the book includes an essay tracing Lewis’s struggle to find faith
and a chronology of his life, it is not a biography but rather a
personal introduction, a composite portrait of a fascinating individual
and the world in which he lived. Attractively laid out in a fresh new
format, this volume will be prized both by those renewing a longtime
acquaintance with Lewis and by those encountering him for the first
|Marrying Anita: A Quest
for Love in the New India
by Anita Jain
confessional memoir about a single Indian-American woman who suspects
that maybe her parents are right and arranged marriages are the
route to happiness.
You are a single woman in your thirties,
fed up with the singles scene. You are tired of singles dinner parties,
and exhausted by phone calls, e-profiles, and forced dinner
conversation. You fear you will never marry. What do you do?
About Anita Jain
Anita Jain has worked as a journalist in a number of cities, including Mexico City, London, Singapore, New York and New Delhi, where she currently lives. She graduated from Harvard University and grew up in northern California.
|Käthe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist
by Martha Kearns
Feminist Press 1976 edition, paperback. Cover scuffed but book in overall good condition. $12
|A generation after her death, German artist Kathe Kollwitz is winning a reputation as one of the great graphic artists of the 20th Century. Concentrating on the more democratic media--especially etchings, lithographs, posters, and woodcuts, as well as sculpture and bronze reliefs--Kollwitz always created for the people, rather than for the upper-class collector. Kollwitz's women are joyous or grief-stricken, thoughtful or shielding mothers; forlorn, pregnant, widows; tender friends; prostitutes; militant pacifists or revolutionaries in action. For course use in: art history, biography|
|Talking to the Dead: Kate &
Maggie Fox & the Rise of Spirutualism
by Barbara Weisberg
One new copy, small crease to cover. $14 (RRP $28.95)
|Is it really possible to talk with the dead?
As much as modern America is familiar with mediums--think bestselling
authors John Edwards and Sylvia Browne--this question still generates
passionate opinions from believers and skeptics alike. So one can only
imagine the stir that the Fox sisters created in 1848 when they claimed
to hear a ghost rapping on the wall of their Hydesville, New York rental
house bedroom. The sisters soon discovered that the ghost would tap
answers to specific questions. Within days neighbors and travelers were
showing up at the house, wanting to converse with the dead rapper. The
Fox sisters--Maggie and Kate--went onto become a national phenomenon,
holding séances and making their livings as celebrity mediums. They
were also the leaders of a new movement called the spiritualists. New
York-based filmmaker Barbara Weisberg assembled this fascinating and
expertly recounted biography. Beyond trying to prove whether the Fox
girls were legitimate, Weisberg wrote a study of how two young girls
could shape a new spiritual movement in mid-1800s America. "The
more I thought about the Fox sisters, the more it seemed to me not only
that Kate and Maggie sparked a movement, but that their lives epitomized
the conflicts and urges that helped fuel its blaze. The question of the
other world aside, the girls' appeal surely stemmed in part from the
ways they embodied—and intuited—their culture's anxieties and
ambitions." Ironically, in not trying to prove whether these two
were frauds, Weisberg has created a more satisfying human story within a
rich historical context, not unlike the tactics used for the bestseller Seabiscuit.
And likewise, this could and should easily translate into a dynamite
major motion picture.
|Augusta Leigh - Byron's
Half-Sister: A Biography
by Michael & Melissa Bakewell
One remaindered trade paperback $14
Please note: cover differs from picture shown (there is no blue border to the portrait)
Leigh was the child of one of the most notorious scandals of late
18th-Century England - the elopement of 'Mad Jack' Byron with the
beautiful and willful Marchioness of Carmarthen - and scandal would
pursue Augusta her whole life. Her marriage to the equerry of the Prince
of Wales brought her nothing but poverty and seven children. Her love
affair with her half-brother, Lord Byron, was largely responsible for
his separation from his wife and his subsequent exile. This is the first
biography of her life in over thirty years.
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