I Seem to Live: The New York Diaries, 1950-1969: Volume 1

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Price
$45.00  $41.40
Publisher
Spector Books
Publish Date
Pages
824
Dimensions
6.4 X 8.5 X 2.1 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9783959052887

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About the Author

Born in Lithuania in 1922, Jonas Mekas has lived a uniquely influential life as a filmmaker, writer, critic and poet. He survived a World War II labor camp and postwar displacement before immigrating to New York in 1949 to embark upon an extraordinary career in the arts, playing an instrumental role in the careers of Jack Smith, Andy Warhol and numerous other iconic artists and hanging out with everyone from Maya Deren to John and Yoko, from Tiny Tim to Salvador Dalรญ, from the Kennedys to--yes--Fred Astaire.

Reviews

I Seem To Live encapsulates a great deal of Mekas's diary entries, written between 1950 and 1969. During those years, Mekas also completed twelve films, culminating in his three-hour opus Walden. This collection is not just a survey of moments from a single life lived, but a work of dedicated portraiture of life itself.--Conor Williams "Interview"
Working from a 2,000-page document spanning 60 years, Mekas shaped the diaries into a two-part series that offers a vibrant tour of the New York underground.--Sara Rosen "AnOther Man"
This first volume of the filmmaker's journals charts his progress from immigrant life in Williamsburg to the center of the American avant-garde.--Nolan Kelly "Hyperallergic"