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In the Realms of the Unreal, "Insane" Writings

Oakes, John G.H. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0941423522 / ISBN 13: 9780941423526
Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Contains more than three hundred works by nearly one hundred individuals, including short essays, poems, and short stories: an international compilation involving the active participation of individuals and institutions in the U.S., Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France. Prefaced by the Editor. Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. xiv, 253 pp. Hardcover: Near Fine w/ NF dj. Bookseller Inventory # 891

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Title: In the Realms of the Unreal, "Insane" ...

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the Realms of the Unreal: "Insane" Writings Edited by John G. H. Oakes. Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. "This is what poetic expression is all about."-Library Journal. "Demanding but mind-expanding reading."-Publishers Weekly ISBN 0-941423-57-3


In the introduction to this startling collection of "insane writings," Kurt Vonnegut makes the point that " creative people have thoughts unlike those of the general population." He adds that talent in writing must accompany those thoughts, as they do in these brilliant poems, essays, and stories by unique individuals who have been "culled" by society and who exist in institutions or under the label of "insane." From wordplay such as that of the Language poets to speculation on the meaning of life and chance, expression of alternative visions by previously unheard and unpublished writers makes the collection mind-expanding and very real.

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