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Rich Shapero WILD ANIMUS Book CD Set Sealed

Rich Shapero WILD ANIMUS Book CD Set Sealed

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Collectors Box Set of WILD ANIMUS by Rich Shapero. Published in the USA by Outside Reading. Artwork by François Burland. This Collectible Box Set Includes a novel Wild Animus, three CDs, The Ram, The Wolves and Animus.

The book is in brand new unread condition. Still SEALED in the publisher's celophane with only very minor shelf wear.

Rich Shapero grew up in Los Angeles and attended UC Berkeley where he graduated in 1970 with a degree in English literature. He is a partner at the venture capital company Crosspoint and a board member at AristaSoft and New Edge Networks.

Shapero's book Wild Animus appeared in 2004 using print-on-demand technology by his publishing company, Too Far. Shapero has also published three CDs, The Ram, The Wolves and Animus, which were used in free promotional distribution, both separately and in a boxed set with the book.

Promotion of Shapero's work in Australia included the use of a dance ensemble. Published in 2011, Too Far, is Shapero’s second project combining fiction with music and fine art. The story follows the main characters, two children, through an adventure through the forest.

At the heart of his stories are vast wildernesses, populated by mercurial private gods who promise deliverance to truer, more profound states of being. But transcendence demands sacrifice, and the paths of his protagonists are fraught with danger, dread and violence.

Combining lucid prose with entrancing music, Rich conjures immersive visionary landscapes and characters who struggle to achieve summits of personal fulfillment.

François Burland is a highly acclaimed visionary artist, often counted among painters of the Art Brut aesthetic. Creating predominantly large pieces, often on brown paper, he was fascinated with mythology from all cultures and a visit to Africa enabled him to meet with nomads who encouraged him to create bright, tribal inspired pieces. He has brought Wild Animus alive through a recently completed series.

"Rich Shapero’s Wild Animus is the story of a young idealist, Ransom Altman, whose quest for fundamentals drives him to the Alaskan wilderness where, alone with his dangerous ideas, he transforms himself into a wild creature of prey. In the wild he finds himself pursued by a strangely familiar pack of wolves. To tell his story, Shapero has crafted a new art form that intricately interweaves book and music"

This limited edition box set includes the complete storytelling experiment—a novel, Wild Animus, and three original music CDs—The Ram, The Wolves and Animus. Experienced as a whole, the music expresses the emotional core of the story and the novel serves as its narrative shell.

More than an adrenaline-charged, Wild Animus is an intense journey of the heart and mind that upends conventional ideas about love and sacrifice and dares the reader/listener to 'brave the elements within'.

Wild Animus tracks the reckless quest of Ransom Altman, a young Berkeley graduate who—roused by his literary heroes and love for his girlfriend, Lindy—resolves to live in a new world of 'inexhaustible desire.' Ransom’s deepening identification with the wild mountain ram, whose passion and wisdom he seeks, drives the young lovers north—first to Seattle, then to the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Alone on the unforgiving ridges of Mt. Wrangell, his imagination increasingly unhinged, Ransom begins to devise and act out a dangerous animal mythos, which he documents in a first-person manuscript, and in songs or “chants” that detail his transformation and pursuit by a pack of strangely familiar wolves.

The feverish hunt leads from the wilds to civilization and back again. And when the lovers return to brave the perilous mountain together, the truth behind Ransom’s imagined transformation emerges. What they discover in those frozen heights threatens their love as well as their sanity and their lives.

Is Ransom inspired by a transcendent truth, or prey to a misguided fantasy? As his grip on reality weakens, the reader shares Ransom’s fears, his hopes, and his extraordinary discoveries.

Wild Animus is a search for the primordial and a journey to the breaking point. It is a story of love and surrender, of monomania—of striving, at all costs, for a bliss beyond fear."

'A powerful and complex book.' −Library Journal

'Wild Animus is like climbing, skiing, or intense adventuring. It puts you in the 'time is now' state.' − Mike Libecki, World-Class Mountain Climber / Contributing Writer, Climbing Magazine

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Collectors Box Set Wild Animus by Rich Shapero

 


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