The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063028980

Total Pages:584

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The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks. Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison’s estate and inspired by a posthumously discovered list entitled “Plan for Book,” The Collected Works of Jim Morrison is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors’ front man. This landmark publication is the definitive opus of Morrison’s creative output—and the book he intended to publish. Throughout, a compelling mix of 160 visual components accompanies the text: excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks—all written in his own hand and published here for the first time—as well as an array of personal images and commentary on the work by Morrison himself. This oversized, beautifully produced collectible volume contains a wealth of new material—poetry, writings, lyrics, and audio transcripts of Morrison reading his work. Not only the most comprehensive book of Morrison’s work ever published, it is immersive, giving readers insight to the creative process of and offering access to the musings and observations of an artist whom the poet Michael McClure called “one of the finest, clearest spirits of our times.” This remarkable collector’s item includes: Foreword by Tom Robbins; introduction and notes by editor Frank Lisciandro that provide insight to the work; prologue by Anne Morrison Chewning Published and unpublished work and a vast selection of notebook writings The transcript, the only photographs in existence, and production notes of Morrison’s last poetry recording on his twenty-seventh birthday The Paris notebook, possibly Morrison’s final journal, reproduced at full reading size Excerpts from notebooks kept during his 1970 Miami trial The shooting script and gorgeous color stills from the never-released film HWY Complete published and unpublished song lyrics accompanied by numerous drafts in Morrison’s hand Epilogue: “As I Look Back”: a compelling autobiography in poem form Family photographs as well as images of Morrison during his years as a performer Hear Jim Morrison’s final poetry recording, now available for the first time, on CD or digital audio book, at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles on his twenty-seventh birthday, December 8, 1970. The digital audio book also includes performances by Patti Smith, Oliver Ray, Liz Phair, Tom Robbins, and others reading Morrison’s work.

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Love Him Madly

Author:Judy Huddleston

Publisher:Chicago Review Press

ISBN:1613747527

Total Pages:240

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Chronicling a young woman's four-year relationship with the lead singer of the Doors, this intensely intimate memoir provides a direct and unprecedented view of the late-1960s Los Angeles subculture. When Judy Huddleston's parents got divorced, she spent her last year of high school attending concerts. Transformed from a perceptive child into a rebellious teenager bent on attracting boys and fueled by psychedelics, she had lost her sense of self. That's when Jim Morrison came into her life. Honest, funny and direct, Huddleston provides an emotional portrayal of an unbalanced sexual relationship with a man whose demons haunted everyone he knew, while offering an even-handed portrait of Jim as a complex human being. Written in the idealistic and simultaneously jaded voice of a teenager, this is a tale of sex, obsession, misplaced spirituality, and an unforgettable fall from innocence.

Love Her Madly

Author:Bill Cosgrave

Publisher:Dundurn

ISBN:1459746627

Total Pages:224

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A riveting memoir that works its magic like a slow-acting drug, revealing the story of Jim Morrison’s first love, a long-lost friendship, and the man who existed before the Doors. In the spring of 1965, Bill Cosgrave was smuggled across the border into the United States after receiving an irresistible invitation from his captivating friend Mary Werbelow. When he made it to her apartment in Los Angeles, Mary introduced Bill to her boyfriend, Jim Morrison. The two young men quickly bonded. When Jim and Mary’s relationship faltered, Jim headed for Venice beach with his notebook. Bill and Jim spent endless days together, enjoying the aimlessness of their youth and the freedom of the times, fuelled by Jim's unlimited supply of dope. Jim’s writing would morph into iconic hit songs, rocketing him to international fame as the hypnotic lead singer of the Doors. Beautiful Mary would set off on her own journey. After years of futile searching, Bill finally tracks down the woman he had secretly loved. He’s dying to know where her life has taken her and stunned by what he discovers.

No One Here Gets Out Alive

Author:Jerry Hopkins,Danny Sugerman

Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

ISBN:1538714795

Total Pages:416

Viewed:1982

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Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed "the bounds of reality to see what would happen..." Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely prepared them to recount this modern tragedy: Jerry Hopkins, whose famous Presley biography, Elvis, was inspired by Morrison's suggestion, and Danny Sugerman, confidant of and aide to the Doors. With an afterword by Michael McClure.

Riders on the Storm

Author:John Densmore

Publisher:Delta

ISBN:0307429024

Total Pages:336

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“This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger “[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group. . . . Densmore is a fluent, articulate writer who both comprehends the Doors' unearthly power and is on familiar terms with their antecdedents in literature, theater, and myth.”—Rolling Stone “Well-written and touching . . . tells it all and tells it honestly.”—The New York Times Book Review “John Densmore's Riders of the Storm is as good an account of the history of the Doors as has been printed to date.”—USA Today “Riders on the Storm is very enjoyable, especially its homespun and self-experienced insights. John Densmore is a survivor and a seeker.”—Oliver Stone

Jim Morrison

Author:Stephen Davis

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101218274

Total Pages:512

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As the lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison’s searing poetic vision and voracious appetite for sexual, spiritual, and psychedelic experience inflamed the spirit and psyche of a generation. Since his mysterious death in 1971, millions more fans from a new generation have embraced his legacy, as layers of myth have gathered to enshroud the life, career, and true character of the man who was James Douglas Morrison. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods, unmasks Morrison’s constructed personas of the Lizard King and Mr. Mojo Risin’ to reveal a man of fierce intelligence whose own destructive tendencies both fueled his creative ambitions and brought about his downfall. Gathered from dozens of original interviews and investigations of Morrison’s personal journals, Davis has assembled a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius, tracing the arc of Morrison’s life from his troubled youth to his international stardom, when his drug and alcohol binges, tumultuous sexual affairs, and fractious personal relationships reached a frenzied peak. For the first time, Davis is able to reconstruct Morrison’s last days in Paris to solve one of the greatest mysteries in music history in a shocking final chapter. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock idol in snakeskin and leather who defined the 1960s.

The Lizard King

Author:Jerry Hopkins

Publisher:Plexus Publishing

ISBN:0859658848

Total Pages:304

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Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, has achieved a bizarre cult status since his death in 1971. Morrison was one of the most popular and controversial figures to emerge during the sixties; described as an 'erotic politician', poet, shaman, Dionysian drunk, his style and influence have grown steadily in the twenty years since his death, so that the real man has gradually disappeared behind the legend. Now, in The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, Morrison's biographer Jerry Hopkins, co-author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, reassesses Jim's life and provides fresh insights into him as a human being rather than the myth that he has become. But this reassessment is only part of this remarkable book. At its heart is a series of interviews with Jim Morrison by journalists including Hopkins himself, Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Bob Chorush, Salli Stevenson, Richard Goldstein and the late John Carpenter, Morrison shows himself to have been articulate, intelligent and witty. Published uncut, these interviews provide a unique insight into a man who consciously created his own myth, then lived to regret it. Stripping bare the facts from the fantasies of Jim's death in Paris in 1971, and taking a long hard look at what has happened since to the people who he left behind, The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison brings sharply into focus the broken dreams and unreachable ideals of one of the sixties' most enduring icons.

Burning the May Tree: The Sacrifice of Jim Morrison

Author:Chris M. Balz

Publisher:Books by Chris M. Balz

ISBN:1733923705

Total Pages:N.A

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Unlocks the history and significance of the rock band The Doors in terms of Jim Morrison's published poetry. The book gives us a window into an epic struggle for cultural change, and how it was suppressed. A great way to get started with Jim's poetry and Doors history.

Light My Fire

Author:Ray Manzarek

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698151011

Total Pages:384

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"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Angels Dance and Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison

Author:Patricia Butler

Publisher:Omnibus Press

ISBN:0857123599

Total Pages:265

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Angels Dance and Angels Die tells the story of the turbulent relationship between legendary Doors front man, Jim Morrison, and his common-law wife, Pamela Courson. Follow the lives of Courson and Morrison before their fateful meeting in 1965; their lives together until Morrison's death in 1971; and Courson's life without Morrison, including her fight to gain the rights to his estate until her death from a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974.

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Author:Philip Norman

Publisher:Liveright Publishing

ISBN:1631495909

Total Pages:400

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New York Times Book Review • "The Best Books to Give This Year" Publishers Weekly • Best Books of the Year (Nonfiction) A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous—and tragic—genius. Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and in fear of a father who would hit him for playing left-handed. Bringing Jimi’s story to vivid life against the backdrop of midcentury rock, and with a wealth of new information, acclaimed music biographer Philip Norman delivers a captivating and definitive portrait of a musical legend. Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, who provides disturbing details about their childhood, as well as Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, the two women who played vital roles in Jimi’s rise to stardom, Norman traces Jimi’s life from playing in clubs on the segregated Chitlin’ Circuit, where he encountered daily racism, to barely surviving in New York’s Greenwich Village, where was taken up by the Animals’ bass player Chas Chandler in 1966 and exported to Swinging London and international stardom. For four staggering years, from 1966 to 1970, Jimi totally rewrote the rules of rock stardom, notably at Monterey and Woodstock (where he played his protest-infused rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner”), while becoming the highest-paid musician of his day. But it all abruptly ended in the shabby basement of a London hotel with Jimi’s too-early death. With remarkable detail, Wild Thing finally reveals the truth behind this long-shrouded tragedy. Norman’s exhaustive research reveals a young man who was as shy and polite in private as he was outrageous in public, whose insecurity about his singing voice could never be allayed by his instrumental genius, and whose unavailing efforts to please his father left him searching for the family he felt he never truly had. Filled with insights into the greatest moments in rock history, Wild Thing is a mesmerizing account of music’s most enduring and endearing figures.

Mr Mojo

Author:Dylan Jones

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1408860570

Total Pages:192

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In Paris's Père-Lachaise cemetery, Jim Morrison's graffiti-scrawled tombstone is a place of pilgrimage for local devotees, adolescent hedonists and wayward backpackers alike. Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27 having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalised amongst the rock and roll deity such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death, however, this debauched 'rock poet' remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever. Who was the real Jim Morrison? Nihilist, egoist, shaman: he was a master of self-creation. A mosaic mythology of new-age hippy rhetoric, French poetry and Nietszchean symbolism obscured a man trapped by the mythology that he had so carefully constructed around himself. In this colourful and intimate biography, Dylan Jones strips bare the skin-tight leather suit of Jim Morrison's Lizard King persona, and offers a frank and honest appraisal of a much beloved and often-romanticised counter-cultural icon. Mr Mojo is littered with little-known anecdotes from fellow stars, spurned lovers and industry moguls. It is a refreshingly honest portrait of a self-indulgent artist with a penchant for pageantry and public self-destruction.

Delphi Collected Works of Zane Grey (Illustrated)

Author:Zane Grey

Publisher:Delphi Classics

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Total Pages:7238

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The most celebrated author of classic western literature, Zane Grey created a large body of fiction, featuring exciting tales of the American frontier and sporting heroes. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Zane Grey’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time and concise introductions. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Grey’s life and works * 45 novels, all with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Includes Grey’s complete baseball stories * Rare novels appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes a selection of Grey’s non-fiction writings * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Historical Novels BETTY ZANE SPIRIT OF THE BORDER The Westerns THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN THE LAST TRAIL THE YOUNG FORESTER THE HERITAGE OF THE DESERT THE YOUNG LION HUNTER RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE KEN WARD IN THE JUNGLE DESERT GOLD THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS THE RAINBOW TRAIL THE LONE STAR RANGER THE BORDER LEGION WILDFIRE THE UP TRAIL THE DESERT OF WHEAT THE MAN OF THE FOREST TO THE LAST MAN THE MYSTERIOUS RIDER WANDERER OF THE WASTELAND TAPPAN’S BURRO THE CALL OF THE CANYON THE VANISHING AMERICAN THE THUNDERING HERD UNDER THE TONTO RIM FORLORN RIVER NEVADA FIGHTING CARAVANS THE SHEPHERD OF GUADALOUPE SUNSET PASS ROBBERS’ ROOST THE HASH KNIFE OUTFIT THE DRIFT FENCE THUNDER MOUNTAIN KNIGHTS OF THE RANGE TWIN SOMBREROS THIRTY THOUSAND ON THE HOOF THE WILDERNESS TREK VALLEY OF WILD HORSES The Baseball Stories THE SHORTSTOP THE YOUNG PITCHER THE REDHEADED OUTFIELD AND OTHER BASEBALL STORIES Adventure Novels TALES OF LONELY TRAILS ROPING LIONS IN THE GRAND CANYON The Social Novel THE DAY OF THE BEAST The Non-Fiction TALES OF FISHES TALES OF THE ANGLER’S ELDORADO, NEW ZEALAND AN AMERICAN ANGLER IN AUSTRALIA Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Night Beat

Author:Mikal Gilmore

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385500297

Total Pages:480

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Few journalists have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year career writing about rock and roll. Now, for the first time, this collection gathers his cultural criticism, interviews, reviews, and assorted musings. Beginning with Elvis and the birth of rock and roll, Gilmore traces the seismic changes in America as its youth responded to the postwar economic and political climate. He hears in the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison the voices of unrest and fervor, and charts the rise and fall of punk in brilliant essays on Lou Reed, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash. Mikal Gilmore describes Bruce Springsteen's America and the problem of Michael Jackson. And like no one else, Gilmore listens to the lone voices: Al Green, Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O'Connor, Frank Sinatra. Four decades of American life are observed through the inimitable lens of rock and roll, and through the provocative and intelligent voice of one of the most committed chroniclers of American music, and its powerful expressions of love, soul, politics, and redemption.

Delphi Collected Works of Fred M. White (Illustrated)

Author:Fred M. White

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1788779703

Total Pages:19312

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A British pulp fiction author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Frederick M. White produced a prolific number of novels and short stories, including the cult classic 'Doom of London' science-fiction stories. Helping to shape the course of sensation and mystery story literature, White was also a pioneer of the spy story. His ingenious creativity in producing hundreds of original and thrilling narratives of crime, war, mystery, romance and science fiction was a rare and sadly neglected talent of the interwar period. This comprehensive eBook presents White’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to White’s life and works * Concise introductions to the famous novels * 84 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Love, the Foe’, ‘Robe of Lucifer’, ‘Paul the Sage’ and many more * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works, including the 'Doom of London' series, are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections available in no other collection, including ‘The Last of the Borgias’ and ‘The Sage of Tyburn’ series * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Over 250 short stories — endless hours of classic pulp fiction Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels and Novellas A Golden Argosy (1886) By Order of the League (1886) The Old Secretaire (1887) The Silver Stream (1888) Naboth’s Vineyard (1889) A Daughter of Israel (1892) In Trust (1892) The Robe of Lucifer (1896) Tregarthen’s Wife (1901) Blackmail (1903) The Cardinal Moth (1903) Craven Fortune (1904) The Weight of the Crown (1904) A Shadowed Love (1905) My Lady Bountiful (1905) The Corner House (1905) The Crimson Blind (1905) The Ends of Justice (1906) The House of the Schemers (1906) The Law of the Land (1906) The Nether Millstone (1906) The Slave of Silence (1906) The Yellow Face (1906) Behind the Mask (1907) The Edge of the Sword (1907) The Five Knots (1907) The Mystery of the Four Fingers (1907) The Lonely Bride (1907) The Lord of the Manor (1907) The Midnight Guest (1907) The Open Door (1907) A Queen of the Stage (1908) Paul Quentin (1908) The Scales of Justice (1908) The Sundial (1908) A Crime on Canvas (1909) Netta, the Story of Sin (1909) The Golden Rose (1909) A Front of Brass (1910) A Mummer’s Throne (1910) Hard Pressed (1910) Love, the Foe (1910) Paul, the Sage (1910) The White Glove (1910) The Man Called Gilray (1911) The Mystery of the Ravenspurs (1911) The Secret of the Sands (1911) Powers of Darkness (1912) A Royal Wrong (1913) A Secret Service (1913) The House of Mammon (1913) The Sentence of the Court (1913) The Day (1914) The Lady in Blue (1915) Ambition’s Slave (1916) The Seed of Empire (1916) The Case for the Crown (1918) The Salt of the Earth (1918) The Wings of Victory (1919) The Honour of His House (1920) The Leopard’s Spots (1920) The Man Who Was Two (1921) The Councillors of Falconhoe (1922) The Mystery of Room 75 (1922) The Green Bungalow (1923) The Mystery of Crocksands (1923) The Turn of the Tide (1923) The Devil’s Advocate (1924) The Golden Bat (1924) The House on the River (1925) The Price of Silence (1925) The Riddle of the Rail (1926) The Shadow of the Dead Hand (1926) The King Diamond (1927) The Grey Woman (1928) A Broken Memory (1929) The Phantom Car (1929) A Clue in Wax (1930) Found Dead (1930) On the Night Express (1930) Queen of Hearts (1930) The Man Who Knew (1932) Secret of the River (1934) The Blue Daffodil (1934) The Shorter Fiction Felix Gryde Stories The Last of the Borgias Drenton Denn Stories The Romance of the Secret Service Fund The Doom of London The Sage of Tyburn Real Drama Gipsy Stories Miscellaneous Short Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Eternal Heart

Author:Carl McColman

Publisher:Broadleaf Books

ISBN:1506464629

Total Pages:208

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The heart is where the human soul and God meet. This is what teachings from Scripture and the mystics reveal: the heart is the temple of God within us and within the heart we hold the key to live a truly divine life. But how do we embody the tremendous love available to us, deep in our hearts? In Eternal Heart, Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, invites us to create an optimistic, visionary, and imaginative path to personal happiness and fulfillment. Weaving together teachings from the biblical tradition, literature of the mystics, and wisdom of the world's contemplative traditions, McColman engages us in profound, practical exercises for cultivating fuller, more abundant, and more satisfying lives. The path of Christian Mysticism is a path of both contemplation and action. By unlocking the mysteries in our hearts, we discover a source of divine love deep within us: a power for spiritual growth, and for creating meaningful relationships and working together to change the world for the better.

Heroes and Villains

Author:David Hajdu

Publisher:Da Capo Press

ISBN:0786751045

Total Pages:416

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The Beach Boys have been rolling, like the tide their great songs evoke, for more than thirty years, reaching professional peaks and tragic personal depths. In this electrifying account Steven Gaines reveals the gothic tale of violence, addiction, greed, genius, madness, and rock 'n' roll behind the wholesome, surf-and-sun image. Through candid interviews with close friends, family, and the Beach Boys themselves, Heroes and Villains portrays and evaluates all those who propelled the California myth, and the group who sang about it, into worldwide prominence: Murry Wilson, the corrosive father who abused them as children and exploited them as adults; Dennis Wilson, who explored every avenue of excess (including welcoming the entire Manson family into his home) to his inevitable self-destruction; the Wilsons' cousin, frontman Mike Love, whose devotion to Eastern religion could not quell his violent temper; the wives (more than ten), mistresses, managers, and producers who consumed huge pieces of the "musical pie"; and of course, the band's artistic center, Brian Wilson, the mentally fragile musical genius who achieved so much and then so little. With dozens of photos, Heroes and Villains recounts the bitter saga of the American dream realized and distorted and the music that survived.

The Residues, Part One

Author:Stephen Barber

Publisher:SCB Distributors

ISBN:1909923818

Total Pages:N.A

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"Beginning in 1993 with Artaud: Blows and Bombs, Stephen Barber has quietly, independently forged one of the most singular and enriching bodies of work in contemporary writing." -David Peace Over the three decades since 1990, Stephen Barber has written many essays and experimental writings around film and digital arts. For the first time, this collection in two parts assembles all of those writings, many otherwise unavailable, over seventy in all. Many of those writings explore unknown elements of vital bodies of work that remain inspirational for contemporary art, writing and film. Others interrogate the transmutations of cities - especially those of Europe and of Japan - across those three decades, anatomizing their urban futures. These writings are often residues from, or accompaniments to, Stephen Barber’s thirty books, short writings which possess their own distinctive and accumulating presence, and can display the interrogative resilience to explore preoccupations with greater intensity and pointedness than an entire book. THE RESIDUES, PART ONE collects 38 writings on subjects including Antonin Artaud, Jean Genet, Tatsumi Hijikata, Pierre Guyotat, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author:James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199914044

Total Pages:704

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.