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  • Published: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781883319571
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 600
  • RRP: $32.99
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Out Of Babylon


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Richard Grossinger, an anthropologist by training, a cultural rebel by inclination, and supposed heir apparent to the great, eponymous Catskill resort by birth, presents an intense, personal story in the form of a "nonfiction novel." Grossinger recounts old dreams, lists every college course in which he enrolled, and enumerates the courses he taught. Then there's the tarot, tai chi, and homeopathic studies; the poets and baseball heroes; the shamans and Edgar Cayce; the UFOs and monuments on Mars. He recalls his mean mother and painfully troubled brother, as well as multiple fathers and a phalanx of counterculture colleagues. Often it sounds like a transcript from an analyst's couch. Still, Out of Babylon is a well-written personal story, ultimately sad and disquieting because it rings true.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781883319571
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 600
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Richard Grossinger

Richard Grossinger is the author of more than two dozen books, including On the Integration of Nature, The Bardo of Waking Life, The Night Sky, Planet Medicine, Out of Babylon, Book of the Earth and Sky, and Mars: A Science Fiction Vision. The publisher of North Atlantic Books, he lives in Berkeley, CA.

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