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BOOKS BY ALAN HARRINGTON. The Revelations of Dr. Modesto. Life in the Crystal Palace. The Secret Swinger. The Immortalist. Psychopaths. This is a provocative but half-cocked meditation on death, by a novelist (The Ordeal of Dr. Modesto; The Secret Swinger) who dares humanity to assert its will to. The Emancipation of Man in Latin Averroism and the Negation of Immortality. Pierre Conway – – Québec, Éditions De L’Univ. Laval. Death and Immortality .

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Terrible novel to boot, just awful.

Passionate and packed with insight; dated and yet still profoundly on the mark. In an age of science and reason, immortalust, the Religious Solution has all but become obsolete. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

I publish regularly here and at Overland. Gorky was a sympathiser At the time I didn’t know who Alan Harrington was, but I read this book and other than the fact that some sections have a narrington outdated examples of technology due to the age of this book, it was a great explanation and argument of the immortalist mindset.

LERG rated it did not like it Mar 29, The sexual partner turns into a stand-in for various dream figures, phantasms in a stage-managed resurrection. That one night tasted like forever.

And if I might mention some more inmortalist scifi, David Weber, who seems to enjoy his planetary sociology, hhe a nod at some of the interpersonal problems of prolonging life but not some much of the large scale ones.


Google knows where you’ve been Creatures that love and dream and create and yearn for something meaningful, eternal and transcendent should not have to suffer despair, decay, and death. This entry has no external links. Share your thoughts with other customers.

You should buy book anyway. Gio – interesting reading. A fascinating, thought-provoking book. Read more Read less. It is, tne someone once said, the “mortal collision between heaven and halitosis. English Choose a language for shopping. The tombs of the immortal leaders are an interesting rejoinder to this attempt to defy mortality. Have you looked at the Cosmist movement in the Soviet Union?

The Immortalist by Alan Harrington

Harrington’s theme could be summed up as “if we can put a man on the ala, then we can decide to have an Apollo Project for extending the human lifespan. Augustine, Buber, and Freud. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

We idolize them and write pop songs about being saved by their love. Perhaps even more meaningful and inspiring today than it was nearly a half century tthe, Harrington delivers both an illuminating historical perspective and call to action for practical science-based “immortality” vs. The belief in an all-powerful God made perfect sense during the dark ages when people lived short, miserable, disease-ridden lives.


Did not have stem-cell research and the coming-of-age of biotech and genetic engineering and cloning. I meant to cover it in the post but it didn’t fit – it’s fascinating reading however.


There were more than a few instances when I found “immortalist philosophy” to be rather redundant or even short-sighted talk about irony.

Peter February 15,6: Wether they be human, post-human or machine. The strange case of the Venus in a box The topics of this book are epic and will have massive implications if mankind ever truly defeats death.

Perhaps even more meaningful and inspiring today than it was nearly a half century ago, Harrington delivers both an illuminating historical perspective and call to action for practical science-based “immortality” vs.

I alzn feel threatened, for the record. You were so exact with the episode details I was able to find it in a flash on the TAL website though: So maybe you could see why I wouldn’t recommend this book to a bunch of people? Nicos April 14,9: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids i,mortalist the go.