Alexander Baron And The ITMA Label:
A Selected, Annotated, Chronological Bibliography

Introduction

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This bibliography is far from comprehensive; certainly it does not include everything I have ever written - or has been written about me - on the Internet.

As far as practicable and as far as possible, the entries are listed chronologically. If I recall correctly, I began compiling it in the early 1990s, although initially I didnít list or attempt to list every single entry. It was intended to be purely for my own personal use, although later I thought I might publish it one day as a small pamphlet. Small has long since had nothing to do with it, and obviously it is far more accessible on-line.

In August 2008, I began a programme of mass scanning of my early and some not so early publications. Now, two years later, the bulk of my publications, and almost all my important publications, can be found on-line, many of them either on this website or on Archive.Org.

Earlier versions of this website, and of my other websites, can also be found on Archive.Org through the Wayback Machine.

Because of the transient nature of the Internet, it is possible that articles of mine that were published on a specific website, or elsewhere, in a forum perhaps, will either move or be permanently deleted. If this happens, including long after I have departed this Earth, then they may likewise be located through the Wayback Machine - hopefully!

Many of my early publications had non-specific or even ambiguous publication dates, partly because I realised that Whitaker - as it then was - required advance notification of books, pamphlets and the like in order for them to be listed. On occasion I also notified them of price and distribution changes, which appear to have generated the odd sale or two.

This bibliography contains a number of contemporaneous or near contemporaneous comments and references, some very brief, some not so, which were made purely for my own convenience, as reminders, etc. It is possible indeed likely that anyone giving these pages the cursory once over may not make much of some of them.

Although I have tried to link as many items on this site as possible directly, it would be tiresome to do this for absolutely everything. All my limericks can be found on the Limerick Page in alphabetical order. Likewise the puzzles and riddles have not been linked individually.

Links to articles/etc on external sites have generally been made via the Internet Archiveís Wayback Machine. The reason for this is that I canít guarantee they will always be located at the same url; they may be moved or even deleted - ditto entire websites.

Me

The reader will find considerable detail about my research, publications and Weltanschauung on this site and in the publications itemised below, many of which can also be found here. Check out my HomePage for starters.

ITMA

Yes, this started as an experiment. It went wrong! Originally it was literally Itís That Man Again. I flirted with the name InterText Manuscripts. Almost immediately I altered this to InÉoText Manuscripts and InÉoText MAnuscripts, (with a slightly enlarged capital A). Eventually I settled on ITMA, I.T.M.A. and InÉoText Manuscripts. It can also be alluded to as the ITMA label (with small l) and the ITMA Project (with big P), but mostly it is simply ITMA. This has not quite been the most spectacularly unsuccessful publishing label ever established, but at the time of writing, August 2010, itís still here. And so am I.

Information relating to the genesis of ITMA can also be found in the ďIntroduction To Music SectionĒ. Supplementary information regarding this bibliography can be found here.

Alexander Baron,
August 14, 2010

A Note Or Several On Layout

I have split this bibliography into webpages of manageable size. This introductory page is fairly straightforward; the years 1980-89 have been lumped together because up until 1987 I had published very little - although I had written a great deal from 1983. There is for example only one entry for 1982, an in retrospect somewhat embarrassing letter in South African Patriot, and none at all for the following year. It would be pointless to use a webpage for each.

I have had both my name and my picture in the paper long before 1980. The former appeared first in print in September 1972, the local press, and again in September the following year, both times in connection with chess. My picture first appeared in a local newspaper when I was perhaps 10 years old. I donít believe my name was given. I - and about forty other kids - visited a farm in, I believe, Northamptonshire. I remember being shown a copy of the newspaper concerned, and identifying myself in this group photograph.

I have not included any of the above because this is a bibliography of Alexander Baron and the ITMA label, not a one-man fan club.

Although the Lorrain Osman Campaign lasted for several months from the end of 1990 into 1991, the last thing I wrote - or ever wish to write - concerning that or him, is dated 1993. I have listed all these publications on a page dated 1990-91 so as not to contaminate the main collection.

Later years have likewise been split up into pages of manageable size. I published a lot in both 2000 and 2001, which is why these years each have a page to themselves, whereas I published relatively little in 2005, 2006 & 2007, which is why they share a page. Where I have published two or more articles in different places the same day - usually different websites - I have tried to keep the entries in chronological order, ie an article published in the morning should be listed before one published in the afternoon. Due to the vagaries of the Internet, this is not always possible, especially with Usenet where publication is not always instantaneous, but this is not something that is terribly important, so I have not agonised over it. Around June 9, 2005 I submitted three pieces to the website SongFacts.Com - henceforth SongFacts. They were published sometime between then and September 4 the same year. I had intended only to submit one, the songfact for Free Satpal Ram, and added the others as an afterthought. One thing led to another, and I ended up becoming a major contributor. At the time of writing - September 2010 - I generally but not always check SongFacts every day; the database is updated regularly but at irregular intervals, and sometimes I contribute to existing songfacts, which I do not check every day. As a result of that, I canít always be certain of the date of publication. Ditto other websites.

I thought it would be possible to use the Wayback Machine to pinpoint a more specific date of publication of an article, songfact, etc, but I am advised that because of the way the software works, this is not possible.

Re indefinite or uncertain publication dates, the same applies to magazines especially. A magazine for May will often be available from the end of April, and some magazines have no publication date at all. This is often the case with small circulation magazines, including those of a political nature. The obvious intention is to prolong shelf life - notwithstanding that most of them are available only by subscription or perhaps at meetings.

As will be seen, at one time I used to write for magazines fairly regularly, but havenít contributed to any for some years.

Alexander Baron,
Updated September 9, 2010


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Jump Straight To Bibliography (1980-89)
To Bibliography (1990)
To Lorrain Osman Campaign (1990-91)
To Bibliography (1991)
To Bibliography (1992-4)
To Bibliography (1995-7)
To Bibliography (1998-9)
To Bibliography (2000)
To Bibliography (2001)
To Bibliography (2002)
To Bibliography (2003-04)
To Bibliography (2005-07)
To Bibliography (2008)
To Bibliography (2009)
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