The Lords and the New Creatures

The Lords and the New Creatures

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Originally self-published as two separate volumes in 1969 (The Lords/Notes on Vision, which Morrison described as "a thesis on film aesthetics," and The New Creatures, a surreal portrait of modern existence), the late singer's first published volume of poetry gives a revealing glimpse of an era and the man whose songs and savage performances have left an indelible impression on our culture. This collection, born out of the tumultuous social and political landscape of the late sixties, is as intense, sensual, and compelling as Jim Morrison's persona was during the Doors' peak. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than forty years later.

Title:The Lords and the New Creatures
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780671210441
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    The Lords and the New Creatures Reviews

  • Jon Nakapalau

    So sad that we lost him so soon. I think he would have produced many more important songs and poems if he had had the time. Always felt as if he knew he was only going to be here for just a little whi...

  • Valentina

    "In that year there wasan intense visitation of energy.I left school & went downto the beach to live.I slept on a roofAt night the moon becamea woman's face.I met the Spirit of Music." JDM...

  • Gerhard

    boundless galaxies of dustcactus spines, beads,bleach stones, bottles& rust cars, stored for shapingThe new man, time-soldierpicked his way narrowlythru the crowded ruinsof once grave cityReview to fo...

  • Tony Funches

    I'm Highly Biased; as his employee & friend, I nevertheless found the work to be Fascinatingly Intelligent, & VERY Well Written.[Retrospective Observation: Fittingly, the LONGER the interval of TIME, ...

  • Paul Gleason

    These early Morrison poems are tremendous. The collection simmers with the influences that - I don't think - would ever cohere into a coherent vision. But what makes it so important is that it shows M...

  • Adonay Quetzal

    Morrison's writing brings up so many emotions, it's impossible not to feel something when reading his work. Especially the section titled 'The Lords,' I began to feel anxious, malicious, spaced out, a...

  • Dane Cobain

    Funnily enough, you should be able to get a good idea of what you’re getting here before you start reading. This collection combines the only two books of poetry that were published during Jim Morri...

  • Julie Rylie

    he is one of the most inteligent and sensitive human beings that ever walked on earth. i think this says it all. his poetry really resembles rimbaud, i think he was his most notorious influence.i pref...

  • Thomas

    This isn't Shakespeare or Edgar Allan Poe. This can't be regarded in the same light. These writings are from a well read rock'n'roll singer. I enjoy the images he uses and the journey his words take m...

  • Sara

    "Do you daredeny mypotencymy kindnessmy forgiveness?Just tryyou will frylike the restin holiness"RIP, Lizard King....