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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Weaponized; 1st edition (August 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907810080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907810084
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,300,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jamie (James) Curcio creates dystopian propaganda for lost generations of hedonistic outsiders, intellectual freaks, and incurable drug fiends. Rumors of being a key member of a harem of feral lesbians are slightly exaggerated, however.
Previous brain-washing agents have taken the form of subversive novels, essays, scripts for comic and films, albums, soundtracks, podcasts, visual art, and performances. His writing on myth and identity has been taught in several college-level courses, often seeking to transcend or challenge expected boundaries of medium, social context, or form.

He lives with a harem of feral lesbians and cats somewhere in the mountains and lives exclusively on mochas, lion milk, and raw honey. http://www.jamescurcio.com

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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shammy on September 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
There are only a few experiences one MUST have before one dies. The first taste of love. A voyage to a truly foreign land. Playing with a kitten. And of course, reading "The Immanence of Myth." Staggering in scope, the authors attempt nothing short of an exploration of the meaning of myth - which is to say, an exploration of the meaning of narrative itself. Personal myths compete with cultural myths, and autobiography blends into anthropology, scholarship, and even occultism. Less violent than the Bible, more profound than the Tao of Pooh, "The Immanence of Myth" promises to become a sacred text for a generation and-a-half of coffee-sipping liberals in bucolic college towns near you.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew T Bird on May 3, 2012
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I went into this book with an open mind. As a visual artist myself, I was curious as to the views of another artist about a concept I've been struggling with in my own practice. Sadly, I still can't quite tell you exactly what it was I read.

The text itself mostly feels like a cross between a stoned late-night bull session trying to figure out life's big questions and an undergraduate talking around the issue in an attempt to make the word count instead of making cogent points. Simple ideas are discussed with a tedious and rambling circularity while more complex topics are given no more than a lick and a promise. Topics change at a rate that will give you whiplash. It constantly refers to concepts the writer admits have not been fully explored or even introduced yet.

This isn't to say James Curcio does not have meaningful insight to share with the reader. I just could not find them.

Making this morass even worse is the formatting, which seems to entirely omit block quotes. End notes are ordered seemingly at random, though in an ebook that is admittedly only an aesthetic annoyance.
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