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The Drug and Other Stories By Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

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This volume brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley. Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922, and his short stories are long overdue for discovery. Of the fifty-two stories in the present volume, only thirty were published in his lifetime

The Drug and Other Stories Summary

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

Edited, with an Introduction, by William Breeze. Foreword by David Tibet.

This volume brings together the uncollected short fiction of the poet, writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947). Crowley was a successful critic, editor and author of fiction from 1908 to 1922, and his short stories are long overdue for discovery. Of the fifty-two stories in the present volume, only thirty were published in his lifetime. Most of the rest appear here for the first time.

Like their author, Crowley's stories are fun, smart, witty, thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling. They are set in places he had lived and knew well: Belle Epoque Paris, Edwardian London, pre-revolutionary Russia and America during the first World War. The title story The Drug stands as one of the first - if not the first - accounts of a psychedelic experience. His Black and Silver is a knowing early noir discovery that anticipates an entire genre. Atlantis is a masterpiece of occult fantasy, a dark satire that can stand with Samuel Butler's Erewhon. Frank Harris considered The Testament of Magdalen Blair the most terrifying tale ever written.

Extensive editorial end-notes give full details about the stories.

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GOR002892223
9781840226386
1840226382
The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
2010-09-05
656
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