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Postal Séance: A Scientific Investigation into the Possibility of a Postlife Postal Existence

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If you can write letters to Santa Claus c/o the North Pole, you ought to be able to write a letter to Jack Kerouac or Albert Einstein. As it turns out, you can. People have been trying to communicate with the dead for aeons, but it took renowned author and illustrator Henrik Drescher to break through the eternal barrier. Postal Seance is the result of his bizarre and ambit ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published July 8th 2004 by Chronicle Books (first published May 2004)
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Justwinter
Wonderfully eccentric and hilarious conceit: mailing postcards to the (famous) deceased to see what number 'get through' to the other side.

This is scientifically determined via the number of returned/undeliverable postcards.

Really, I think I'm sort of in love with anyone who thinks up this sort of mad-cap idea.

The postcards and letters are beautifully reproduced in this petite, postcard-sized volume. It is engaging both visually and mentally, a pure joy to read.
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Mar 13, 2012 Jamie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of Mail Art.
Shelves: art
Interesting and weird and mail-centric. What's not to love?
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Henrik Drescher was born in Copenhagen and immigrated to the United States in 1967. He began a career in illustration as a young man and has been traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and China, creating massive journals of notes and drawings wherever he went.

His books are held in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum,
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