F2c, Paperback, 9781573660020, 113pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 1995
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What if Western revolution and Eastern reincarnation were discovered to be the same thing? What if the Hindu classic "The Mahabharata" and Hugo's "Les Miserables" were in fact the same book? And what would it feel like if one person were able to experience this epic east/west continuance in one life? This delightfully eccentric novel orbits about the character of one "Siva," a woman who is perhaps a Hindi divinity, probably merely a Midwestern housewife, but also very possibly a porn-queen. Her web of tales takes her bewildered husband and the reader on a mythic and philosophic storytelling trek from ancient India, to the Paris Commune, to the St. Louis Hegelians, and finally to a neighborhood very like yours. Curtis White's "Anarcho-Hindu" is an unabashedly learned investigation of these recondite matters. Like "The Bhagavad-Gita," the epic tale of cousin aligned against cousin in monstrous self-destruction, "Anarcho-Hindu" is a book about people willingly conspiring in their own defeat. Against this self-inflicted human suffering, this novel proposes the gestures of self-understanding and play that can liberate us both politically and personally. The heroes of the book are the ghostly spirits of Marx and Krishna, together for the first time, engaged in the inspired play called Refusal.
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1995 contract grants exclusive English language rights to publish book form around the world, and all subrights. Subrights are 80%/20% for translations & first serial rights; 75%/25% for everything else.