American Magus: Harry Smith, A Modern Alchemist

Paola Igliori (ed.)


Inanout Press, New York, 1996. First Edition. Softcover, 288pp., 6 x 9.25 inches.

Fine copy.

"Filmmaker, anthropologist, painter, ethnomusicologist, folklorist, magician, alchemist & legendary archivist of sediments of human activity in motion" 

Paola Igliori's kaleidoscopic overview of the life and work of Harry Smith, the first book devoted to the subject and still the richest in terms of its materials, which include interviews with Smith and some of his prominent associates, plus memoirs and essays by others who knew and were influenced by him.

Includes Bill Breeze, Rani Singh, Jordan Belson, Lionel Ziprin, Debbie Freeman, Jonas Mekas, Moe Asch, Rosebud, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frank, John Cohen, Dr. Joe Gross, Jim Wasserman, Khem Caigan, Harvey Bialy, Henry Jones, Philip Smith, Kasoundra Kasoundra, Paola Igliori & Bill Morgan on Harry Everett Smith, with a partial list of things he gathered.