- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (11 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440416192
- ISBN-13: 978-1440416194
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 753,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
White Stains Paperback – 11 Sep 2008
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About the Author
Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion and philosophy of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Aeon of Horus in the early 20th century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
`White Stains' was considered `the filthiest in the English language' by Mr Peter Fryer, an authority on erotica (Confessions. p.16), and the preface to the book leaves us with no doubt as to the orgiastic excess and debaucheries we are about to encounter: `The Editor hopes that Mental Pathologists, for whose eyes alone this treatise is destined will spare no precautions to prevent it falling into other hands.'
Many of the poems, which appear to be imitations of Baudelaire, Rimbaud and his beloved Swinburne, were written while Crowley was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge (1895-1898) and relate to some of his sexual escapades (though some are clearly products of a fertile imagination) during his vacations in Berlin, St Petersburg, Switzerland and Stockholm:
`What time for language, when our kisses flow
Eloquent, warm, as words are cold and weak? -
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