The Complete Books of Charles Fort

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Courier Corporation, 1941 - Social Science - 1125 pages
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This scholarly exploration of the borderlands between science and fantasy features four complete works by the redoubtable Charle Fort (1874-1932) - 'The Book of the Damned', 'Lo!', 'Wild Talents', and 'New Lands'. All concern the bizarre phenomena unexplained by traditional science that the author spent the better part of three decades documenting; flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, stigmata, poltergeists, and spontaneous combustion (to name a few). Fort's florid style and freakish subjects were much critiziced by his contemporaries, but he was defended and admired by an equal number of readers, including such noteworthies as Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Stimulating, bewildering, and intoxicating, this intellectual tour de force is a must for lovers of science fiction as well as science facts.

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fantastic collection of UFO and earth mystery best for the period not comment just collection of data one for the number one fan five stars

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Charles Fort's books include We Did Not Fear the Father: New and Selected Poems (Red Hen Press, 2012), MRS. BELLADONNA'S SUPPER CLUB WALTZ (The Backwaters Press, 2013), and The Town Clock Burning (Carnegie Mellon University Press, Classic Contemporary Series). Fort's poems have appeared in such journals, periodicals, and anthologies as The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best American Poetry 2000, Best of Prose Poem International, and The American Poetry Review. He is the founder of the Wendy Fort Foundation Theater of the Arts. A past MacDowell fellow, Fort is currently at work on a novel: The Last Black Hippie in Connecticut.

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