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Snowdrops from a Curate's Garden

Crowley, Aleister

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ISBN 10: 0933429010 / ISBN 13: 9780933429017
Published by Teitan Pr
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Condition: Fine; Dust Jacket Condition: 8vo, 197pgs. Book is full bound in white coated cloth with gilt stamped titling on spine. Book is edited with a Prolegomenon by Martin P. Starr. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. DJ further protected in clear archival Mylar cover. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 65573

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Title: Snowdrops from a Curate's Garden

Publisher: Teitan Pr

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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First published c. 1904 in France, Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden is a hilarious and remarkably inventive collection of erotic prose and verse written by the influential libertine-mystic and magician Aleister Crowley. Sections of prose and verse are unified through a biographical frame narrative attributing them to a single author-poet-perpetrator. The first section, The Nameless Novel, was written primarily to amuse Crowley’s convalescing wife, Rose Kelly. A scatological parody of erotic literature, it takes aim at the usual targets of libertine fiction and modern erotica but, at the same time, lampoons their (libertine fiction and erotica’s) limitations and conventions through absurdity and hyperbole. The verse sections, which include black parodies of notable Victorian poets such as Robert Browning and Algernon Charles Swinburne, were added to extend the literary forms in Crowley’s earlier erotic work, White Stains (1898), which is also available from Birchgrove Press.

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Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), who claimed to be the re-incarnation of Dr. John Dee among others, lived in England from 1875 through 1947. He is the author of several Weiser Books titles, including "Book of Thoth", "Diary of a Drug Fiend", "Magick", "Book of Lies", "Book of the Law and 777 & Other Qabalistic Writings". He was a poet, mountaineer, secret agent, magus, libertine, and prophet - was dubbed by the tabloids "The Wickedest Man in the World."

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