By Wilhelm Reich,Mary Boyd Higgins
A new autobiographical paintings by means of some of the most unique and arguable thinkers of our time.
"I seemed up on a daily basis from in the back of the bars to the Statue of Liberty in long island Harbor. Her mild shone brightly right into a darkish night." With those phrases, Wilhelm Reich defined his adventure as an "enemy alien" imprisoned on Ellis Island within the aftermath of the japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
American Odyssey, compiled from his correspondence and journals, chronicles Reich's first years in the US. They have been years of prodigious accomplishment within which he built the orgone power accumulator-the so-called orgone field; released his first books in English; made breakthroughs in his research of orgone power in social pathology, physics, astronomy, and melanoma; and none except Albert Einstein in trying out his theories. the USA introduced a brand new marriage, a brand new son, a brand new crew of scholars, and a brand new laboratory. yet those have been years of fierce fight to boot: the denial of an American scientific license, the refusal of a patent at the orgone accumulator, and, eventually, a slanderous article that will incite the nutrients and Drug management to the dogged assault on Reich that might proceed till his demise in one other criminal mobilephone ten years later.
American Odyssey unearths greater than a interval within the lifetime of an embattled scientist. It discloses the social and highbrow lifetime of a rustic in a tumultuous time in history.
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American Odyssey: Letters & Journals, 1940-1947 by Wilhelm Reich,Mary Boyd Higgins