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5.0 out of 5 stars incredible and fascinating - openned my eyes
I have always been fascinated with Austin Osman Spare, his 1923 Self Portrait hangs on my sitting room wall next to The Flower Girl, and have read fairly widely - to my mind this is the best, most in depth and accurate biography that there is
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2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware
This is NOT by Alan Moore. It is a re-titled paperback edition of the original hardback biography of Spare written by Phil Baker and first published a year or so ago. Only the foreward is by Moore and it is the same foreward as published in the hardback edition. I usually love the service I receive from Amazon but feel I've definitely been misled by them this time. (I...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible and fascinating - openned my eyes, 24 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist (Paperback)
I have always been fascinated with Austin Osman Spare, his 1923 Self Portrait hangs on my sitting room wall next to The Flower Girl, and have read fairly widely - to my mind this is the best, most in depth and accurate biography that there is
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2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware, 7 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist (Paperback)
This is NOT by Alan Moore. It is a re-titled paperback edition of the original hardback biography of Spare written by Phil Baker and first published a year or so ago. Only the foreward is by Moore and it is the same foreward as published in the hardback edition. I usually love the service I receive from Amazon but feel I've definitely been misled by them this time. (I pre-ordered this before Xmas only receiving it today so have only realised I already own the hardback version). As for the book itself, it's "ok" but only "ok"! If you want a book on Spare's occult practices I'd stick to any of the volumes on him published by Kenneth Grant. Indeed, any of the other biographer's who have written on Spare are preferable as, in my opinion, this book actually achieves the difficult task of minimising discussion of sorcery in covering the subject's life. For this alone, I find the re-titling of the book to be misleading. Again: BUYER BEWARE!!
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