Thursday, November 06, 2008

Books at AAR That I Could Not Resist

Checking some of the post-AAR blogging, I see people listing book purchases from the publishers' exhibit. Here are mine:

The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction. (I should also get Kocku's Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge, and I need something by the discipline's éminence grise, Antoine Faivre, such as Access to Western Esotericism.)

• Doug Cowan's Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen. That's research material too. Doug is one of those scholars who manages to teach effectively, write a lot, and still have a life.

• Ordered for later delivery, Ronald Hutton's Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain.



Anonymous Ailia said...

Hey - would you be interested in joining me on Goodreads? I suspect, given this post, that there's a bunch of stuff you've read that I'd like to know about.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Thanks, but I am wary of committing to anything that requires a regular contribution or data input, beyond my blogs, of course.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous John W. Morehead said...

Chas, I am fairly confident that you will absolutely love Doug's latest book. I was privileged to interview him on the book as it took shape:

Enjoy the book and I hope to see a review here in the future.


P.S. Doug is now working on a book that addresses religion in science fiction. It promises to be just as good.

7:07 PM  

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