By Carl Gustafson,Talon Gustafson,John Sarkett
Who is Carl Gustafson, you'll ask? An iconoclast, a insurgent, a provocateur.
A flag bearer for human dignity?
An Indiana Jones sort adventurer, seeker of fact, justice and a greater American means? certain, definite, definitely.
An outsider artist, a Henry Darger operating in obscurity on his grand imaginative and prescient for his oversize textile of existence, and wishing to percentage it? Oh, definite.
And combine this in, too: one half Edward Abbey for his meticulous energy of statement ("I want that mankind, wealthy or negative, may perhaps at the very least plant a unmarried flower or signal their signature upon their existence in a few exact approach. in the event that they do, i'll detect it."), one half Thoreau logging nature notes, one half Kerouac at the highway, one half Dylan Thomas raging into the nice evening, and eventually nineteenth century French composer Hector Berlioz writing his funny and insightful Evenings within the Orchestra - merely this time the orchestra is a blues band.
Another half anthropologist Margaret Mead residing one of the natives, one other half Zen grasp along with his Buddhist attractiveness, reluctant or differently, of all issues round him on any given day, he rigorously observes and notates all of the minutia round him on any given day, all of the whereas maintaining a talk with himself, occasionally bemused, occasionally offended, occasionally transcendent.
The writing here's paradoxical, maddening, problematical by means of turns....and then abruptly riveting. you will see your self in those pages - that is the riveting - after which, i feel you could simply see the chance of your higher self, too. that is the magical.
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