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About the Author

As a teenager, Jim Carroll won a basketball scholarship to Trinity, an elite private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he discovered a love of writing and began spending time at the St. Mark's Poetry Project in the East Village. While at Trinity, he led a life that combined sports, näytä lisää drugs and poetry. He published a limited-edition pamphlet of poems, Organic Trains (1967) while still in his teens. He briefly attending Wagner College and Columbia University, but soon found his way to Andy Warhol's Factory, where he contributed dialogue for Warhol's films. Later he worked as a studio assistant for the painter Larry Rivers. He left New York in 1973 to escape drugs and settled in Bolinas, an artistic community north of San Francisco. He is best known for The Basketball Diaries, the journal he kept during high school and published in 1978. In 1995, it was adapted into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His other works include 4 Ups and 1 Down; Living at the Movies; Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries, 1971-1973; The Book of Nods; Fear of Dreaming; and Void of Course, 1994-1997. In the late 1970's, he formed the Jim Carroll Band. Their albums include Catholic Boy (1980), Dry Dreams (1982) and I Write Your Name (1984). He also wrote lyrics for Blue Oyster Cult and Boz Scaggs. He died from a heart attack on September 11, 2009 at the age of 60. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Petting Zoo (2010) 141 kappaletta
Living at the Movies (1973) 109 kappaletta
Void of Course (Poets, Penguin) (1998) 86 kappaletta
The Book of Nods (1986) 58 kappaletta
Catholic Boy (1980) 8 kappaletta
Praying mantis (1991) 6 kappaletta
Cover of Darkness (1991) 3 kappaletta
Angel vision : a novel (1992) 2 kappaletta
Pools of Mercury (1998) 2 kappaletta
Runaway (2000) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Avustaja — 583 kappaletta
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 319 kappaletta
Life is a killer [sound recording] — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla




Yes, it is a difficult reading. I bet it is not because our mind is too narrow to comprehend it. It's because there is little meaning behind these words.
I'm not sure how some people think that could possibly be a sign of great depths...
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Faltiska | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 30, 2022 |
I read The Basketball Diaries as a teenager and was impressed by Carroll's level of self-destruction that made my teenage years seem very lightweight. Then as a freshman in college I met him. He had a certain aura not only of fame and talent, but hard living. Rereading again as a father and in my forties, I still like his sense of humor and turn of phrase, but I mostly feel grateful that I read about his path rather than follow it.
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ProfH | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 28, 2021 |
Facinating, entertaining, engaging... and of course better than the movie.
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Amelia1989 | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 10, 2019 |
Interesting-- the prose for someone of this age is commendable. Nonetheless, I found it lacking in that sense and the journal entries were not as vivid as I would have liked.

Still, a good read.
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DanielSTJ | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 17, 2018 |


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