Wilhelm Reich,Mary Boyd Higgins's American Odyssey: Letters & Journals, 1940-1947 PDF

By Wilhelm Reich,Mary Boyd Higgins

A new autobiographical paintings by means of probably the most unique and arguable thinkers of our time.

"I seemed up on a daily basis from at the back of the bars to the Statue of Liberty in ny Harbor. Her gentle 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 USA. They have been years of prodigious accomplishment within which he constructed 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 clinical license, the refusal of a patent at the orgone accumulator, and, ultimately, a slanderous article that will incite the nutrition and Drug management to the dogged assault on Reich that will proceed until eventually his dying in one other criminal mobilephone ten years later.

American Odyssey finds 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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