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An Unlikely Prophet


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Alvin Schwartz (1916-2011) wrote both the Superman and Batman comics as well as many other comic book titles during the 1940s and 50s. He was the author of two philosophical novels, one of which, The Blowtop, was described by the New York Times as the first conscious existentialist novel in America. A recipient of the prestigious Canada Council Horizons grant, he also wrote a number of screenplays and docu dramas.


". . . a unique meditation on time and space, personal identity, and the creative instinct." * Independent Publisher *
"The finely crafted narrative will hold readers' attention, and the speculations in this 'spiritual autobiography' (as Schwartz calls it) will give even skeptics plenty of food for thought." * Kevin Grandfield, Booklist *
"If you like comic books, especially Superman, and have an interest in Eastern spirituality, An Unlikely Prophet is the perfect book for you." * Amazon.com *
"An Unlikely Prophet is an essential text for anyone interested in the history of American comics, the principles behind fiction, and many of the themes Alan Moore has been exploring of late. Consider it 'Kavalier & Clay' meets the Superboy from Earth Prime." * Rich Johnson, Comic Book Resource *
". . . a can't-lay-it-down novel . . . . It's all a great adventure, a book about 'possibilities.'" * NAPRA Review *
". . . a vast spiritual landscape with translucent forms from the past and future merging into physical form." * The Edge *
"Schwartz weaves a tale that lingers with you long after the read concludes. Symbolism, masked in the 'ordinary' details of Schwartz's life, is potently and subtly utilized." * Bob Hughes, ConsciousMedia.com *
"A rare and mystifying must-read, this book redefines the constructs of reality, imagination, and life itself." * Four Corners, Oct-Nov 2006 *

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