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Published 2010 by Xexoxial Editions
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
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Peter Lamborn Wilson's ABECEDARIUM
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 22, 2013

This is brilliant. I always hesitate to give any bk a 5 star rating & I don't really like the rating system anyway but, nonetheless, 5 stars it is. This is scholarly, imaginative, stimulating, rebellious, funny, entertaining. It also reminds me that its publisher, Xexoxial Editions, is another one of my favorite publishers up there w/ Station Hill Press, Something Else Press, Encyclopedia
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May 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Short and sinister like one of Edward Gorey's abecedariums, infamous freethinker and Islamic Scholar Peter Lamborn Wilson presents here a poetic, anarchic, and occult meditation on the original Egyptian-Semitic meanings and magics behind each of the symbols that eventually became the English alphabet. Deeply researched but thankfully void of any academic skulduggery, Wilson's Abecedarium explores the spectral (hidden, mythic) rather than formal history of the written word, suggesting that ...more
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