Tuesday, July 14, 2020

More on the new edition of Eric's book


The new, updated edition of Eric Wagner's An Insider's Guide to Robert Anton Wilson, recently released in paperback, has now been released on Kindle at Amazon. The paperback is $24.48, while the Kindle is $5.99.

I bought the Kindle this morning so I'd have a searchable text, so I now have both the new paper edition and the new Kindle.

As with the paperback edition, you have to be careful to buy the updated Kindle; as with the paperback, for some reason Amazon is listing both the old and the new editions.  But since I now own the new Kindle, I could check, and I can confirm it's the updated text.

You will want to make sure you get the new edition. It has been  refreshed with pages and pages of corrections and updates, including changes in the "Books by Robert Anton Wilson" chapter to reflect posthumous publications, new interior illustrations by Bobby Campbell, and five new appendices, "Afterwords of a Cosmic Schmuck," "Eight Ways to Listen to Beethoven," "On Robert Anton Wilson and Misunderstanding Finnegans Wake," Eric's introduction to "Wilhelm Reich in Hell," and "Ode to Joy."

Various other bits are slipped in to the new edition. The "About the Author" now has this additional sentence: "Since then he has pursued a campaign of remedial reading, reading Melville, Tolstoy, Proust, Stendhal, etc."


3 comments:

Eric Wagner said...

Thank you, Tom. I think about how Phil Dick died just before the release of the film Blade Runner. I felt angry because knew I would see his books at supermarket check-out stands in a few months, and I think he would have loved that recognition. I find Dick's growing reputation over the past 38 years interesting. Bob Wilson hasn't had his big moment in our culture yet. He may never have it.

supergee said...

It’s also available from Barnes & Noble. (I hate Amazon.) My copy has arrived, and I’m joining it all over again.

supergee said...

Enjoying it all over again.