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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The fleeting nature of beautiful, transcendent moments feeds the urge for man to scream: Anthony Bush rated it it was amazing Sep 09, So maybe you could see why I wouldn’t recommend this book to a bunch of people? Thanks for telling us about the problem. While Ernest Becker identified our need for heroism and our extensive attempts to satisfy it symbolically, Alan Harrington proposes that we move definitively to engineer salvation in the real world.

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LERG rated it did not like it Mar 29, At the time I didn’t know who Alan Harrington was, but I read this book and other than the fact that harrlngton sections have a few outdated examples of technology due to the age of this book, it was a great explanation and argument of the immortalist mindset. A pretty profound book. This theme drives my heart, my art, my parenting, and everything I do.


Even if we do achieve biological immortality, the fact remains that not a single thing in this universe has been shown to last forever. It’s a little disconcerting actually, how intertwined The Immortalist is with Satanic ideology.

There is so much more to say and discuss about this book’s content. I could never say anything but thanks.


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Write a customer review. This is quite touching immoratlist clever, and not surprising, but ultimately it fails where it counts: Harrington is not the only one who thinks this way.

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Apr 15, Seamusin rated it liked it Shelves: Perhaps it’s their fear of death? Immortalost boot, Harrington’s ideology seems to unnecessarily attack even the innocuous aspects of other theologies Even today, more than 46 years after it publication, it is, or should be considered to be, the ultimate polemic for the pursuit of human longevity far beyond its current bounds.

The sexual partner turns into a stand-in for various dream figures, phantasms in a stage-managed resurrection. All our guilt, fear, and even our mortality itself can be “purged in a perfect consummation with perfection itself.


Thomas Cathcart – – Viking Press.

A Brief History of Humankind Paperback. Nova Walsh rated it hrarington liked it Mar 25, But it’s also suspiciously hard to get a hold of As we grow more sophisticated, ever more ingenious rationalizations are needed to explain death away. Harringon glad because in parts it is a bloody good book, and far more palatable and thoughtful than Ettinger without doubt. The ideas put forth in this book were often more than powerful enough to stop me mid-sentence.

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They thought that Lenin’s tomb was a way of preserving the great leader’s barrington until he could be resurrected, and they proposed the establishment of a ‘world cemetery’ in Russia’s northern wastes where everyone else could wait.

Although here I guess I’m thinking more of the likes of Minsky than Harrington. Quotes from The Immortalist.