Sunday, April 22, 2012

NYT on Gary Lachman

Here. GL is the bassist from Blondie. A taste:
And today Mr. Lachman, 55, who lives in London, is a popular religion writer. His latest book, “Swedenborg: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas” (Tarcher/Penguin), published this month, is about Emanuel Swedenborg, who lived from 1688 to 1772. Mr. Lachman joins a long line of philosophers and writers, including Kant and Baudelaire, intrigued by Swedenborg’s difficult, voluminous corpus, which includes bizarre interpretations of the Bible as well as claims to have traveled among the angels in heaven.

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