Nothing Is True, Everything is Permitted: The Untold Story of Brion Gysin

By MATTHEW LEVI STEVENS If Brion Gysin had not existed, it probably would have been necessary to invent him, as the saying goes. Pre-eminent multimedia psychedelic shaman of the latter-half of the twentieth century, Gysin was something of a jack-of-all-trades: artist, calligrapher, entrepreneur, kinetic sculptor, novelist, performance artist, photographer, poet, raconteur, restaurateur, and traveller in this-and-other worlds. Brion did it all. Even a brief list of the names he crossed paths … [Read more...]