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  • Title: Memoirs of a Sword Swallower
  • Author: Daniel P. Mannix
  • ISBN: 9780965046954
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback

  • Memoirs of a Sword Swallower By Daniel P. Mannix Memoirs of a Sword Swallower is Daniel P Mannix s autobiography as a sword swallower with a traveling sideshow, illustrated with photos from the 30s and 40s taken by the author An example of Classic Americana, this book offers a portrayal of a vanished world of working class performance artists who earned a living by their unique bodies and imaginations Stars include thMemoirs of a Sword Swallower is Daniel P Mannix s autobiography as a sword swallower with a traveling sideshow, illustrated with photos from the 30s and 40s taken by the author An example of Classic Americana, this book offers a portrayal of a vanished world of working class performance artists who earned a living by their unique bodies and imaginations Stars include the Fat Lady, the human beanpole, the Ostrich man who ate broken glass, and many The tricks behind eating fire and swallowing swords are explicated with clarity and candor This book will appeal to all who speculate about the outer limits of pain, pleasure, and revulsion Mannix went on to become the supreme noir historian of the 20th century, penning Those About to Die about the Roman games in the Colosseum , a biography of Aleister Crowley called The Beast, The Hellfire Club about an upper class British secret society , and many Mannix was sent a membership card from Anton LaVey s Church of Satan, although like Marcel Duchamp and Groucho Marx he was not a joiner, preferring to remain staunchly independent.
    Daniel P. Mannix
    Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist His life was remarkably different from other writers of his generation His career included times as a side show performer, magician, trainer of eagles and film maker The Grest Zadma was a stage name Mannix used as a magician He also entertained as a sword swallower and fire eater in a traveling carnival sideshow Magazine articles about these experiences, co written with his wife, became very popular in 1944 and 1945.As an author Mannix covered a wide variety of subject matter His than 25 books ranged from fictional animal stories for children, the natural history of animals, and adventurous accounts about hunting big game to sensational adult non fiction topics such as a biography of the occultist Aleister Crowley, sympathetic accounts of carnival performers and sideshow freaks, and works describing, among other things, the Hellfire Club, the Atlantic slave trade, the history of torture, and the Roman games His output of essays and articles was extensive.

    Memoirs of a Sword Swallower By Daniel P. Mannix

    Commentaires:

    Christine
    Mannix, who came to carnival life via the U.S Naval Academy I didn t want to be a naval officer I wanted to be a witch doctor and the Ivy League, brings his sideshow cohorts to life with this lively, witty, and sharp sorry account that exudes a warmth as only a book written by an insider can Mannix has always wanted to be a magician, and runs away to the carnival as an adult, first learning fire eating when stepping in for fire eater Flamo the Great who exploded that night in front of Krinko s G [...]

    Emily Brown
    this book is both short and sweet because the author wanted to learn every side show act in the circus, you get to learn how each was done in the good old days 1930 s 40 s i m most amazed by the gullibility of the audiences during the mental tricks, and the tenacity of the author to keep learning and dangerous acts this book is also a fantastic way to learn how sword swallowing, fire eating, and other side shows actually happen no tricks, it s all real except the mind reading something to thin [...]

    Amber
    I picked this up on impulse at a library book sale and it was well worth it A fascinating look into real carnival life back in the good old days The author reveals all the tricks of the trade and they aren t what you d expect Fire eating, sword swallowing, and beds of nails are all far real than I ever believed I only wish I d had the pictures included in the edition here on mine is a 1964 unillustrated edition.

    Arpad Okay
    another excellent mannix re search publication confessions is both a lightly spurious autobiography and a how to guide and background story on every aspect of the ten in one now all i have to do to become a human ostrich is to overcome my gag reflex by swallowing a potato on a string, over and over and over again.

    Gaëlle-Anne
    Les tribulations d un beau jeune homme au sein des freaks d une f te foraine du milieu du si cle dernier Le narrateur vit tout a de mani re tr s d tach e et il avale les sabres comme vous les couleuvres de votre boss, sans plus m me y penser Je me suis compl tement laiss e embarquer, j avoue que j ai eu envie d essayer d avaler un petit canif pour voir Maman je plaisante J ai ador.

    Amy
    I need to replenish my book shelves Lately after finishing a book, I return to peruse my selection and find nothing that attracts my current interest We ll see how this book goes.This book was fine Carny stories An interesting side note the author also wrote The Fox and the Hound.

    Clarissa
    Sitting on my shelf waiting.

    Anna
    One of my all time favourite books from childhood although it s a children s book I read it until it fell to pieces and was overjoyed when it was reissued.

    Vinnie
    I think I can actually say this book helped to spark my interest in becoming involved with sideshow.

    gabby gabby
    awesome awesome awesome true life adventures of a young, ambitious, would be fire eater.

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