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Event Archive - Scratching The Tigers Belly, Book Launch with Ron Sakolsky: Ron Sakolsky, Compassion Gorilla, The Drunken Rumis

Sat. May 12th 2012 Camas Book and Infoshop (All Ages)
Within the covers of this sumptuous volume, you will find eighteen buoyant chapters that flow merrily on the rhythms of anarchy. Collectively, this confluence of texts constitutes a mixtape of radical ideas-in-action, hidden histories, rebel poems, prickly rants, black humor, intoxicating adventures, razor sharp polemics, slyly subversive stories and provocative parables-------a hydra-headed call to mutiny heralding an end to domination and invoking the beginnings of a life worth

Ron will be at Camas in person reading from his new book.

Live music will follow! Performances by:

The Drunken Rumis - esoteric free improvisation reaching for the heights of the ecstatic through the subconscious

About the Author

Ron Sakolsky was born in the wilds of Brooklyn, New York in the year that the first atomic bombs fell on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and the books Arcanum 17, The Passive Vampire, The Peyote Dance, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders, Animal Farm, The Dunwich Horror, and Pippi Longstocking were first published. He shares a February 22 birthday with Hugo Ball, Luis Buñuel, Ishmael Reed, and Meridel Le Sueur, which explains everything.

Other books by Ron Sakolsky

Authored by Ron Sakolsky

Swift Winds (Eberhardt Press, 2009).

Creating Anarchy ( Fifth Estate, 2005 ).

Edited by Ron Sakolsky:

Surrealist Subversions (Autonomedia, 2002).

Co-edited by Ron Sakolsky:

Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada (New Star Publishers, 2010), with Andrea Langlois and Marian van der Zon.

Seizing The Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook (AK Press, 1998), with Stephen Dunifer..

Sounding Off!: Music As Subversion/Resistance/Revolution

(Autonomedia, 1995), with Fred Houn.

Gone To Croatan: Origins Of Drop-out Culture In North America (Autonomedia, 1993), with James Koehnline.


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