Jim Morrison

Author: Stephen Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592400997
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Draws on unpublished journals and recordings as well as numerous original interviews to cover every aspect of the musician's life and work, in a portrait that includes discussions of Morrison's military upbringing, emergence as a rock icon, and mysterious death. By the author of Hammer of the Gods. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Riders on the Storm

Author: John Densmore
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307429024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "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". From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lords and The New Creatures

Author: Jim Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147779
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Intense, erotic, and enigmatic, Jim Morrison's persona is as riveting now as the lead singer/composer "Lizard King" was during The Doors' peak in the late sixties. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than twenty years later. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison's first published volume of poetry, is an uninhibited exploration of society's dark side -- drugs, sex, fame, and death -- captured in sensual, seething images. Here, Morrison gives a revealing glimpse at an era and at the man whose songs and savage performances have left their indelible impression on our culture.

The Lizard King

Author: Jerry Hopkins
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
ISBN: 0859658848
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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.

Rimbaud and Jim Morrison

Author: Wallace Fowlie
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822314455
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"The poet makes himself into a visionary by a long derangement of all the senses."—Rimbaud In 1968 Jim Morrison, founder and lead singer of the rock band the Doors, wrote to Wallace Fowlie, a scholar of French literature and a professor at Duke University. Morrison thanked Fowlie for producing an English translation of the complete poems of Rimbaud. He needed the translation, he said, because, "I don't read French that easily. . . . I am a rock singer and your book travels around with me." Fourteen years later, when Fowlie first heard the music of the Doors, he recognized the influence of Rimbaud in Morrison's lyrics. In Rimbaud and Jim Morrison Fowlie, a master of the form of the memoir, reconstructs the lives of the two youthful poets from a personal perspective. In their twinned stories he discovers an uncanny symmetry, a pattern far richer than the simple truth that both led lives full of adventure and both made poetry of their thirst for the liberation of the self. The result is an engaging account of the connections between an exceptional French symbolist who gave up writing poetry at the age of twenty, died young, and whose poems are still avidly read to this day, and an American rock musician whose brief career ignited an entire generation and has continued to fascinate millions around the world in the twenty years since his death in Paris. In this dual portrait, Fowlie gives us a glimpse of the affinities and resemblances between European literary traditions and American rock music and youth culture in the late twentieth century. A personal meditation on two unusual, yet emblematic, cultural figures, this book also stands as a summary of a noted scholar's lifelong reflections on creative artists.

The American Night

Author: Jim Morrison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679734627
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Never-before-seen poetry, prose, epigrams, diary entries, and scribblings fill a second posthumous volume of writings by the lead singer of the Doors

Mr Mojo

Author: Dylan Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408860570
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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.

Jim Morrison s Adventures in the Afterlife

Author: Mick Farren
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312206542
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After his death, Jim Morrison finds himself in a purgatory-like world where he must find a way to put his soul to rest, with the aid of famous outlaw Doc Holliday, and some new friends and foes.

Nobody

Author: Jim Morrison
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595781218
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Jim Morrison takes us on a journey of discovery. Sam Travis must leave his Upper East Side condo, the troubled "Nobody Company" IPO, sexually aggressive Diane, and all other New York fineries to immerse himself, halfway across the world, in a murder investigation where the accused is his missing brother Michael. Morrison weaves a smart fast paced sexy tale of intrigue, discovery and self-enlightenment as he forces Sam (and the reader) to question his desire for the

Jim Morrison

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736827027
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A biography highlighting the life, career, and the impact of rock musician, Jim Morrison.