The Heart of Holy Russia

Book ID:
8457
Title:
The Heart of Holy Russia
Author:
'Crowley, Aleister'
Publisher name:
Possibly a download from The 100th Monkey Press (https://www.100thmonkeypress.com/index.htm)
Edition number:
N/A
Book type:
Folder
First edition date:
1918
Pages:
5
Dewey decimal number:
133.4092 CRO CRO
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

An essay originally published as the feature article in an issue of The International (Volume XII, Number 1, January 1918). A travel guide to Moscow - but written (extremely well) in a poetic and philosophical tone.

For references by Crowley to this article, see John Symonds and Kenneth Grant, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, pp.714-5 (Museum Library id. no. 133.4092 CRO SYM 342).

This issue of The International also included one of Crowley's crime short stories, The Scrutinies of Simon Iff, No.5, Not Good Enough (see id. no. 133.4092 CRO CRO 8449). Crowley wrote regularly for The International while he was in America during the First World War, and in fact was its editor for a time. It took a pro-German stance, and Crowley was apparently quite anti-English at the time, being a supporter of Irish Republicanism (see Richard McNeff's article Crowley and the Spooks, in the Fortean Times issue (231) devoted to Crowley (id. no. 133.4092 CRO VAR 8458).

From the library of Paul Newman, author of The Tregerthen Horror: Aleister Crowley, DH Lawrence & Peter Warlock in Cornwall (Museum Library id. no. 133.4092 CRO NEW 4431).