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THE WEBMASTER'S RECOMMENDED READING
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno

Fleurs du MalCHARLES BAUDELAIRE Les Fleurs Du Mal [1857]

Soon after its publication in 1857, Baudelaire's masterpiece was the subject of a famous obscenity trial. While the superb art of the collection was valued and understood by a happy few, for the general bourgeois public, the book was depravity incarnate.

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IlluminationsARTHUR RIMBAUD A Season In Hell / The Illuminations [1873/1886]

Although he abandoned poetry before he was twenty-one years old, and wrote for only five or six years in all, Arthur Rimbaud has had an extraordinary influence on modern poetry. His work helped inspire poetic Symbolism, Dadaism and Surrealism.

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Science And SanityALFRED KORZYBSKI Science And Sanity [1933]

Alfred Korzybski belonged to an old Polish family who had been mathematicians, engineers, scientists, etc. for generations. He was the founder and director of the Institute of General Semantics, established in 1938, and continued to lecture and write until his death in March, 1950.

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The Life DivineSRI AUROBINDO The Life Divine [1949]

"The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts...is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search for pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality."

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Beelzebub's Tales To His GrandsonG.I. GURDJIEFF Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson [1950]

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1866?-1949) expressed the aim of this book as follows: "To destroy, mercilessly and without compromise whatever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world."

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Nova ExpressWILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Nova Express [1964]

Inspector J. Lee, Nova Police, defines the purpose of Nova Express as the exposure and arrest of nova criminals. "In Naked Lunch, Soft Machine and Nova Express I show who they are and what they are doing and what they will do if they are not arrested." The "boards syndicates and governments of the earth" are "liars cowards collaborators traitors," and their Garden of Delights is a "terminal sewer."

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Tragedy And HopeCARROL QUIGLEY Tragedy And Hope [1966]

Tragedy And Hope shows the years 1895-1950 as a period of transition from the world dominated by Europe in the nineteenth century to the world of three blocs in the twentieth century.

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Sex And DrugsROBERT ANTON WILSON Sex And Drugs [1973]

Robert Anton Wilson is a novelist, poet, playwright, lecturer, stand-up comic, futurist and psychologist. In science-fiction he is the author of the Schroedinger's Cat trilogy (called "the most scientific of all science-fiction novels" by The New Scientist).

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The SannyasiSATPREM By The Body Of The Earth [1976]

A book of the voyage of the soul, which others call reincarnation, a "perpetual story" which unfolds itself in three cycles (after many others) or three lives, three "islands" which are situated in "this land here or any other".

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The Eagle's GiftCARLOS CASTANEDA The Eagle's Gift [1981]

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."

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Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor DungLESTER BANGS Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung [1987]

Lester Bangs was an original - one of the most innovative, influential, outrageous rock critics of the 1970s. His brilliant writings defined a critical journalism that, though unprecedented, seemed inevitable and long overdue.

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Harlot's GhostNORMAN MAILER Harlot's Ghost [1991]

Hugh Tremont Montague is one of the grand old men of the CIA, a man obsessed and nearly - but not quite - the WASP patrician he seems to be. The narrator of Harlot's story is Harry Hubbard, whose famous father also belongs to the founding generation of the CIA.

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