Robert Anton Wilson

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Birthday
18, 1932
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 11, 2007 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1932
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 11, 2007 (74)

About

An American author, philosopher, psychologist, and essayist, he co-authored The Illuminatus! Trilogy with Robert Shea. His other popular works include Schrodinger's Cat (a novel) and Wilhelm Reich in Hell (a play).

Before Fame

After taking classes at New York University, he worked as an engineering aide, a salesman, a copywriter, and an associate editor of Playboy magazine.

Trivia

He described himself as an agnostic.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City and contracted polio as a child. He married Arlen Riley in 1958; they had four children.

Associated With

He was an admirer of James Joyce and published commentary on Finnegans Wake.

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