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How I Became One of the Invisible

Editor
Chris Kraus
Writer
David Rattray
Price
$23.95
Date
2019
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
Format
Literary
ISBN
9781635900729
Size
14 × 20.5 cm
Length
423 pp
Genre
Essays, Fiction
Description

Since its first publication in 1992, David Rattray’s How I Became One of the Invisible has functioned as a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition running through Western civilization from Pythagoras to In Nomine music to Hölderin to Antonin Artaud. Rattray not only excavated this tradition, he embodied and lived it. Fluent in most Western languages, as well as Sanskrit, Latin, and Greek, Rattray studied at Dartmouth, Harvard, and the Sorbonne, but remained a poet, outside the academy. Eclipsed by the more mediagenic Beat writers during his own lifetime, Rattray’s work has become a powerful influence on many contemporary artists and writers.

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