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Beauty and Truth: A Fantasy for Realists

Identifier: SC033

Content Description

Beauty and Truth: A Fantasy for Realists. San Diego. Self-published by author, 1982 [12 pg.] staplebound chapbook, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, very good. Poems in personas of a merchant, his daughter, and a prince. Illustrated with art by Evie Tirado.


  • Publication: 1982


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Property rights reside with university. Copyright held by Forrest Curo and Evie Tirado. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the copyright holders.

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Biographical / Historical

Curo is a Quaker activist and writier who is particularly involved in caring and speaking for people in San Diego who are experiencing homelessness. Tirado is an artist currently based out of New York.


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Staplebound chapbook self-published by Forrest Curo, illustrated by Evie Tirado.

Physical Location

Small manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Condition Description

Very good, staplebound.

Statement on Potentially Harmful Language and Content in our Records and Resources

Guide to Beauty and Truth
A Fantasy for Realists
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the CSUSM Special Collections Repository

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