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The Resource Aleister Crowley : the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic, Tobias Churton ; foreword by Frank van Lamoen

Aleister Crowley : the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic, Tobias Churton ; foreword by Frank van Lamoen

Label
Aleister Crowley : the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic
Title
Aleister Crowley
Title remainder
the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Churton ; foreword by Frank van Lamoen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Known to his friends affectionately as "The Beast," Crowley saw the closing lights of Berlin's artistic renaissance of the Weimar period when Berlin played host to many of the world's most outstanding artists, writers, filmmakers, performers, composers, architects, philosophers, and scientists, including Albert Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, Ethel Mannin, Otto Dix, Aldous Huxley, Jean Ross, Christopher Isherwood, and many others. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and diary material by Crowley, Tobias Churton examines Crowley's years in Berlin and his intense focus on his art, his work as a spy for British Intelligence, his colorful love life and sex magick exploits, and his contacts with German Theosophy, Freemasonry, and magical orders. He recounts the fates of Crowley's colleagues under the Nazis as well as what happened to Crowley's lost art exhibition--six crates of paintings left behind in Germany as the Gestapo was closing in. Revealing the real Crowley long hidden from the historical record, Churton presents "the Beast" anew at a blazing, seminal moment in world history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Churton, Tobias
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crowley, Aleister
  • Occultists
  • Magicians
  • Artists
  • Art
  • Art and society
  • Magic
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
Label
Aleister Crowley : the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic, Tobias Churton ; foreword by Frank van Lamoen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 386 pages, 14 pages of plates
Isbn
9781620552568
Lccn
2013038783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879400374
  • (OCoLC)ocn879400374
  • 1023614
Label
Aleister Crowley : the Beast in Berlin : art, sex, and magick in the Weimar Republic, Tobias Churton ; foreword by Frank van Lamoen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 386 pages, 14 pages of plates
Isbn
9781620552568
Lccn
2013038783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879400374
  • (OCoLC)ocn879400374
  • 1023614

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