Aleister Crowley contributes a poem "The City of God (Moscow)" to The English Review, No. 62, January 1914. Aleister contributes to CROWLEY, Austin HARRISON.

Aleister Crowley contributes a poem "The City of God (Moscow)" to The English Review, No. 62, January 1914.

London: The English Review, 1914. First Edition. Softcover. Large Octavo, approx. 170 pages (paginated i - xvi, 161 - 304, xvii - xxxii). Original printed blue wrappers. This issue commences with the first appearance in print of Crowley' s six page epic poem, "The City of God" which he wrote during his travels in pre-revolutionary Russia. He recalled in his 'Confessions' that "I expressed the soul of Moscow in a poem "The City of God" .... it is a "hashish dream come true." Curiously on page x of the opening prelims, there is a half-page advertisement for The Works of George Sylvester Viereck and the International - "the organ of America's literary insurgents." This does rather beg the question as to whether it might have been Crowley's "English Review" connections that led Crowley to contact Viereck when he arrived in America shortly after the outbreak of the First World War. The front & rear wrappers are heavily chipped around edges, and had clearly been detached although a previous owner has reattached them by tipping them to the the first & last advertisment pages. Spine darkened & much-chipped, bulk of text-block solid. Good reading copy. As is. Item #45468

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