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THE MAGICAL DILEMMA OF VICTOR NEUBURG by Jean Overton Fuller with Typed Letter Signed to Russell Hoke (London, 1965)

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THE MAGICAL DILEMMA OF VICTOR NEUBURG by Jean Overton Fuller with Typed Letter Signed to Russell Hoke (London, 1965)

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THE MAGICAL DILEMMA OF VICTOR NEUBURG by Jean Overton Fuller with Typed Letter Signed to Russell Hoke (London, 1965)

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Fuller, Jean Overton. THE MAGICAL DILEMMA OF VICTOR NEUBURG. London: W.H. Allen, 1965. 

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Black boards with gilt spine titles. Laid in is a typed letter (in envelope) from the author to outsider musician and poet Russell Hoke. 295 pages. Black and white frontispiece plus black and white photographs. A few of the index pages have light wrinkles at the top of page perhaps from a large paperclip or some page marker device. This is minor. All in all a near fine copy in like dust jacket. 

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This book was written with access to the unpublished magical records of Neuburg and Crowley and to Crowley’s unpublished autobiography (since partially published). Because these records deal largely with homosexual sex-magic, access to them was not easily obtained - yet their jealous guardians entrusted them to Jean Overton Fuller to study and copy. She analyzes Crowley’s magic with a rare profundity, and reveals an esoteric approach to homosexuality which will be new to most people. 

Neuburg’s magical background was unknown to those who knew him in later years as the poetry Editor of ‘The Sunday Referee’. The full story of the Neuburg-Goulden discovery of Dylan Thomas, and the launching of the ’18 poems’, is told here for the first time. 

Jean Overton Fuller, Pamela Hansford Johnson and Dylan Thomas formed the nucleus of a group of young contributors to the ‘Sunday Referee’ poetry column, and met frequently at Neuburg’s home. Miss Fuller knew Neuburg well, and such was the sympathy between them that, despite her youth at that time, he confided to her much of the strange story. She has subsequently verified this by the most exhaustive research. 

The enclosed letter to Russell Hoke (dated 16 July, 1994) is on stationary from Steep House in Northamptonshire, UK., is in response to a letter from Hoke evidently showing appreciation for this work, and enquiring about available editions of ‘The Green Garland’ and ‘Song of the Groves’ (both by Neuburg). The letter includes Fuller’s signature. The letter is folded once in the original envelope with stamps.