Do What Thou Wilt

by Lawrence Sutin

Do What Thou Wilt

  • ISBN-13: 9780312288976
  • Author(s): Lawrence Sutin
  • Subject: Biography: general|biography & autobiography: general
  • Publisher: St Martins Press Group
  • Imprint: St Martins Press
  • Publication Date: 01-04-2002
  • Format: p/b

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£24.99
Aleister Crowley was a blustery coward, an arrogant, misogynistic racist with fascist leanings, as often threatened by his own 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. Treating Crowley as a cultural phenomenon, Sutin here reveals the frightening mixture of egomania and self-loathing that makes this self-styled 'Beast' a fascinating study in eccentricity. 'A rich narrative' - Kirkus Reviews
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Aleister Crowley was a blustery coward, an arrogant, misogynistic racist with fascist leanings, as often threatened by his own 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. Treating Crowley as a cultural phenomenon, Sutin here reveals the frightening mixture of egomania and self-loathing that makes this self-styled 'Beast' a fascinating study in eccentricity. 'A rich narrative' - Kirkus Reviews