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The Confessions of a Trivialist

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Originally published in hardocver as "The Come As You Are Masquerade Party"
Investigations of Santa Claus, Frankenstein's monster, Herman Melville, Lot's wife, Albert Schweitzer, and the world's greatest peridromophile.
Introduction by Buckminster Fuller
paperback, 219 pages
Published March 30th 1970 by Penguin (first published 1970)
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Jul 30, 2011 Kris rated it liked it
Rosenberg is, according to the book's Foreword by Buckminster Fuller, a processor of trivia. When faced with a mystery, he "process[es] whole acres of trivia - significant details overlooked by others." In this way, he has been able to get at the (possible) reasons behind the actions of various historical figures, and uses that information to (re)create what Fuller calls "highly plausible but sometimes directly undocumented intimate episodes" in the lives of these people. By using these methods, ...more
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