By Chris Mikul

Bizarrism is a suite of strange-but-true stories, that includes a grand parade of eccentrics, visionaries, crackpots, cult leaders, artists, theorists and outsiders of each stripe. First released in 1999, this new, absolutely revised and accelerated version revisits a number of special members, together with:   William Chidley, who believed that, in terms of intercourse, we’ve all been creating a negative mistake; Arthur Cravan, who mixed poetry with boxing; narrow Gaillard, jazz singer and dispenser of ‘vout’; William Lindsay Gresham, writer of the vintage noir novel Nightmare Alley; Rosaleen Norton, Australia’s such a lot infamous witch; Harry Crosby, poet, sunlight worshipper and the simplest having a look corpse of 1929; Reginal Levgiac, writer of the mysterious pamphlet medications Virus Germs.   In writing their tales, Mikul doesn't pass judgement on, yet in its place celebrates those characters for his or her terrific weirdness. For him, they're the “beacons of shining if erratic brilliance in an international of brilliant conformity”. the realm will be a poorer position with no them.

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