crystal star

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oh, alright, already, the graphic is grossly misleading, I like it anyway .. whatever, please click on this squib of text ..

About the author:
CRYSTAL STAR, a one-act play, was published by the author as Albert A M Stella ... later, the novel A YOUNGER EARTH as Alex Stella. Gotta mention WAR DODGER. For people with an interest in biography, this last, a novella, describes the escapades of a good-natured misfit, as he fails to earn a master's in the history of science. Incidentally, tinnitus makes for a lousy souvenir.

The action takes place during the anti-war protests that transpired during the first Nixon administration. It combines a whiff of tear gas, true love, and drug-fueled heart-breaking loss. Incidentally, the author marched with the Veterans' Caucus of Oregon State University to protest the president's visit to Portland.
In the news photos, he's the guy trying to shield his mug.

Yeah, there were about nine of us there, leading a parade of a thousand or souls. In the charter granted us by the university, our goal was to be the last generation of veterans. Talk about naïve inanity!

Somewhere in the Brautigan Library, much of the author's output can be found. Incidentally, a high school classmate in the travel book ARCANE AMERICA reports discovering same. By now, if anybody's interested, that library has been acquired by the Clark County Historical Museum in the Washington state city of Vancouver.

Wood'jah (?) buh-leave! The guy takes pride in his formulating The CORLEONE MANIFESTO with its five items:

01. We are stuck on this planet.
02. We are stuck with this earth's limited resources.
03. We are stuck with each other.
04.° What's above our heads and what's underneath our feet are small matters, when compared with what's within us.
05. ¹ Principle inspires, practicality requires.
°cribbed from Göthe ...
¹ gratis .. he who is known as sefton ... another way of saying "man proposes, God disposes" ...

Another play, C IS FOR CAUCASIAN, was sent to the headquarters of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. By the way, that self-published novel saved the author's sanity.

Here's a tip: try "googling" these key words: pennsyltucky confederate tee.

There's more. The author put together the prolegomena for the public's philosophy of the future. The HEXASOPHE is meant to be served as food for thought during a university seminar. Usually, it's with humility the guy comports himself and his two websites:,

crystal star

Authored by Albert A. M. Stella

.. people who come up from the bottom develop a sheer momentum, which no one lacking that momentum can beat .. "why would your readers care to share one threadbare elderly Jew?" .. a girl, long dead, links the two men .. go back in time with the use of imaginative but practical staging .. singing the holocaust .. the first song titled HAZARD'S CHILDREN begins this seemingly impossible task .. why a devout Zionist scholar should live such a life of contradiction .. mutilating forces from the past must surface to render a harsh and long overdue justice .. early days of the Third Reich .. sacrifice honor and decency to pursue a lust for destiny .. her fate is sealed, when our protagonist chooses to follow the pack .. songs are woven in and around this fast moving drama .. a dark obsession lies in this old man's refusal .. soulds like FUNERAL IN BERLING .. a descent into grief and death and loss .. redemption ..

Publication Date:
Sep 18 1978
1442121742 / 9781442121744
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Drama / General

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