Monday, December 7, 2009

Chapter 1— Fools, Natural & Artificial

[post 044]

Chapter 1 from my book, Clowns: A Panoramic History
It's been my intention to get my entire Clowns book up on the blog, but since this is only the second chapter in six months, it looks like I'm going to have to accelerate the pace. [Click here for chapter five.]

There are two problems. One is that scanning a book (yes, it was written in the pre-digital Dark Ages), then correcting all the scanning errors (OCR is still not perfect), scanning the photos, redoing the layout, etc. is a tedious and time-consuming job. Not much fun either. The other obstacle is my silly desire to take a few small steps towards improving the book, both by correcting any errors and by adding supplementary material.

Okay, enough excuses. Here's a pdf of chapter one, to be followed by a post of supplementary material. And to be followed by chapter two in a lot less than six months!

Clowns—Chapter 1

No comments: