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Daumal, spurred by the example of Milosz's Epistle to Sorge, produced A Fundamental Experiment, one of the most authentic and influential texts on extra-rational experience written in this century. In a bare dozen pages Daumal struggles to describe and analyze in rational terms sensations and reflections on the brink of unconsciousness and even death. His youthful experime ...more
Paperback, 63 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Hanuman Books (first published September 1987)
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René Daumal was a French spiritual surrealist writer and poet. He was born in Boulzicourt, Ardennes, France.

In his late teens his avant-garde poetry was published in France's leading journals, and in his early twenties, although courted by André Breton co-founded, as a counter to Surrealism and Dada, a literary journal, "Le Grand Jeu" with three friends, collectively known as the Simplists, includ
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