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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Another book that I want

Here's a book I want, published in England but available in the U.S. as an import: The Odditorium: The tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world, edited by David Bramwell and Jo Keeling. From the publisher: "The Odditorium is a celebration of history's lesser known creative mavericks; the tricksters, subversives and pioneers whose passion and obsession proved there are no limits or rules when it comes to human potential."

One of our British correspondents, Nick Helseg-Larsen, just bought a copy. He writes, "One of the contributors is John Higgs and there is a 4 page piece on Bob as well as others such as Leary, Crowley, Bucky, Watts, and Emperor Norton."

1 comment:

michael said...

Oh wooow!

This is the first I've heard of this book, and it sounds like a must-have already.

We can balance the Great Man theory of History with many other models.

I wonder if Alfred Jarry, the founder of 'Pataphysics, is in there. An influence on RAW and many others. And now may be the time to re-read Pere Ubu, among others.