Do What Thou Wilt A Life of Aleister Crowley
Lawrence Sutin, "Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley"
English | 2002 | pages: 512 | ISBN: 0312288972, 0312252439 | PDF | 19,1 mb
Aleister Crowley was a blustery coward, an arrogant, misogynistic racist with fascist leanings, and a callous user, as often threatened by his sexuality as he claimed to be liberated by it. But he was also a groundbreaking poet and an iconoclastic visionary whose literary and cultural legacies extend far beyond the limits of his reputation. This controversial individual, a frightening mixture of egomania and self-loathing, has inspired passionate-but seldom fair-assesments by historians. Sutin, by treating Crowley as a cultural phenomenon, and not simply a sorcerer or a charlatan, convinces skeptic readers that the self-styled "Beast" remains a fascinating study in eccentricity.