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Between The Pigeonholes: Gerald Heard, 1889 1971
by Alison Falby
Aldous Huxley described Gerald Heard as that rare being-a learned man who [made] his mental home on the vacant spaces between the pigeonholes. Heard's off-beat interests made him a cultural and intellectual pioneer on both sides of the Atlantic in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Despite accolades from such figures as E.M. Forster, who characterized him as one ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Technically I haven't quite finished it, because I need to trawl the endnotes for useful references, but I've finished the actual life-story part. I suppose it makes sense that a biography about somebody who ended up as being all about some kind of transcendence had a certain rather remote and detached quality (though I wonder whether there was more emotional messiness and drama going on than this includes). Quite readable, however, but a certain feeling that I'd like to triangulate by reading ...more