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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Prop Anon on Tale of the Tribe


George Antheil

RAW  biographer Prop Anon has begun posting material to his new Chapel Perilous website.  While it is obviously a work in progress, the first post, on RAW's never-completed Tale of the Tribe project, is interesting. 

"Since Wilson's death in 2007, no other documents have been uncovered regarding his unfinished book. At the moment, it appears as if Wilson never wrote anything besides that prologue. However, he did host a class at his Maybe Logic Academy in 2005 called The Tale of the Tribe that discussed the themes and characters of his unfinished symphony," Prop writes.

Prop discusses that class and he even posts the first week of assignments by RAW for the course. I particularly liked the bit about how Ezra Pound and James Joyce both liked the music of American modernist composer George Antheil; you can read about him at the Wikipedia biography. 

Steve Fly has a book on the Tale of the Tribe.


hugh said...

Fascinating. I can't recall ever having read the Tale of the Tribe prologue. Is there a link?

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

@Hugh (and everyone else!) at the end of RAW's "TSOG," probably out soon in a new edition from Hilaritas, there's an outline of the planned but unfinished "Tale of the Tribe" book.