Item #70395 City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley. Phil Baker.

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley

Strange Attractor Press:
London: 2022
First edition, TPBO, Trade paperback, New,
304 pp.

“Not a walking guide, although many routes could be pieced together from its pages, this is a biography by sites. A fusion of life-writing with psychogeography, steeped in London's social history from Victoria to the Blitz, it draws extensively on unpublished material and offers an exceptionally intimate picture of the Great Beast. We follow Crowley as he searches for prostitutes in Hyde Park and Pimlico, drinks absinthe and eats Chinese food in Soho, and find himself down on his luck in Paddington Green--and never quite losing sight of the illumination that drove him: the abiding rapture, he wrote in his diary, which makes a 'bus in the street sound like an angel choir!” #70395

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