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An Insider's Guide to Robert Anton Wilson

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Provides a balanced look at Dr Robert Anton Wilson's writing and its relationship with the Kaballah, Finnegans Wake, General Semantics, Ezra Pound, The Wizard of Oz, and the zillion other people, places and things that effected Wilson's life and his work.
Paperback, 237 pages
Published December 15th 2004 by New Falcon Publications (first published December 2004)
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Peter Heft
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Honestly, it's just not a very good book. It's a decent lexicon for the some of the more idiosyncratic parts of RAW, but it can't really be said to be a book about his work.
David Seneschal
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
pretty good reference material
keys
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
only for the hardcore fan, not much in the way of biographical inofration about the man. the best parts of the book were the RAW bibliography and the RAW recommended reading list. the interview was good also. i read some reviews before reading this book and they all said that it contained too much personal information about the author, i have to agree. i also found it very annoying that every date in the book was apphended with CE or BCE, considering 99% of the dates in the book were on the last ...more
Richard Lawrence
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Essential reading for every RAW fan.

As a fan of RAW for years I've wanted a good biography of him. This is exactly that and more. It adds a much needed cohesion between Wilson's life and his writings. More importantly it gives you a great bibliography of the writers and books that influenced his thinking. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you can read it for free. I gave it 4 stars because I wish it was a bit longer and went into some of Wilson's ideas a bit deeper.
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Feb 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Even as a huge RAW fan, this book can get really dense. It often reads like a a college/high school book review. If you are intently studying RAW I could see it being a great aid, but alas I am just a casual enjoyer of the great mind of RAW
Paul
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Decent read, and seems to have had Wilson's approval. It would have benefitted from having a biographical section, and parts of the book are spoilt by the author's attempts to write in the style of Wilson.
Shawn Dickinson
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not bad, but I think its a bit short to be a guide to RAW - if you want a better (but by no means complete) overview of RAW watch “Maybe Logic: The Lives & Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson” fantastic official documentary
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