Tipo de documento: EPUB
Número de páginas: 88
Idioma del fichero: Inglés
Año de publicación: 1969
Poesía disponible en Inglés
Jim Morrison self-publishes his first collection of poetry, The Lords: Notes on Vision, in the spring of 1969 at the encouragement of his friend, the poet Michael McClure. Only 100 copies are printed by the Western Lithograph Company in Los An ...
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Nombre: The Lords
Jim Morrison self-publishes his first collection of poetry, The Lords: Notes on Vision, in the spring of 1969 at the encouragement of his friend, the poet Michael McClure. Only 100 copies are printed by the Western Lithograph Company in Los Angeles, CA (often mistakenly referred to as Western Lithographers) and Morrison personally distributes them to friends and acquaintances. It is an unusual publication. Designed not as a book but as 82 loose, letter-sized pages printed on Japanese vellum held in a blue cardboard folder with the title and Morrison's full name, James Douglas Morrison, embossed in gold ink on the front.
Morrison told his friend Michael C Ford that its design was meant to resemble a foreign correspondent's attaché folder. The idea was that these pages could be shuffled around and read in any order.
Due to a printing error, some copies of The Lords: Notes on Vision are missing three poems ”one about movie theatres, another about Friedrich Nietzsche, and the last about Luis Buñuel's 1929 surrealist short film, Un Chien Andalou. Rather than 82 pages, these incomplete copies are only 79 pages long. The same three poems are also missing from The Lords And The New Creatures published by Simon & Schuster. It's unknown how many incomplete copies of The Lords: Notes on Vision exist, but it's believed that Simon & Schuster mistakenly used one of these incomplete copies to compile their edition in 1970. To date, these three poems have never appeared in any published edition of The Lords And The New Creatures or in Morrison's posthumous collections.
Though printed in 1969, the work found in The Lords: Notes on Vision was written while Jim Morrison was still a film student at UCLA in 1964-65. And as the subtitle suggests, it reflects the themes he was most interested in at that time ”film, photography, theatre, and voyeurism. Largely comprised of prose poems in the vein of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations, Morrison himself referred to the work as «a collection of aphorisms and notes».