Light My Fire

26 Aug


As esoterica goes the Burning Man Festival held annually (since 1990, in Nevada’s Black Rock desert) in some form or other since 1986 has matured into something else, this year, the week long festival has literally sold out, capping ticket sales at 50,000.

Surprisingly (at least to me) not much has been written about Burning Man— although Geoff Dyer’s one foray included in his essay collectionYoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It may be the last word one may need to read.

As the 2011 iteration of Burning Man is upon us, interested readers and voyeurs may find The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert Is Shaping the New American Counterculture by Steven T. Jones (CCC Publishing) useful. Here’s more about Jones’s (who is, what is called, in the argot of Burning Man,a “burner”) tome.

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One Response to “Light My Fire”

  1. Harvey Morrell August 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    You might want to check out Brian Doherty’s, This is Burning Man. The website for the book is: http://thisisburningman.com/

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