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Jim Morrison was the lead singer, composer, and lyricist for The Doors until his death in 1971. Several books of his poems were published posthumously
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Works by Jim Morrison

Arden lointain (1985) 14 copies
Canciones de Jim Morrison (1978) 13 copies
Ecrits (1993) 7 copies
Poezje (1993) 3 copies
Jim Morrison The Doors (2001) 3 copies

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contributor — 598 copies
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (1999) — Contributor — 29 copies
Modern Cool (1999) — Composer — 5 copies

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A Masterpiece of Literary Genius! – 5 Stars more than well deserved

I recently had the pleasure of reading The Collected Works of Jim Morrison, and I have to admit that it was a phenomenal experience. As an ongoing listener of The Doors and the mysterious Jim Morrison, this compilation has surpassed all of my expectations and then some.



The Collected Works of Jim Morrison

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A true musical and artistic genius’s unadulterated and uncensored originality is on display in this exquisitely selected collection. With an alluring gravity, Jim Morrison’s words entice you into his world, a labyrinth of ideas and emotions. Every poem, song, and prose piece has something to offer, regardless of your level of familiarity with his writing.

The wide range of this collection is what makes it unique. It includes a wide variety of Morrison’s output, including his incisive essays, intriguing poetry, and mesmerizing song lyrics. It’s an amazing voyage into the thoughts of a man who saw and communicated the human experience in a very special way.

Morrison writes with such haunting elegance, deep thought, and vivid imagery that it is genuinely compelling. He was obviously an introspective individual who wasn’t afraid to explore the darker recesses of his psyche, as seen by the timeless quality of his thoughts. It seems as though his words reach the reader’s heart and soul directly, transcending the confines of time.

The reading experience is enhanced by the book’s addition of perceptive commentary and background material that clarifies the setting and significance of Morrison’s works. It pays a thorough tribute to a genuinely legendary artist.

Conclusion

You’ll discover passion, rebellion, contemplation, and a deep understanding of the human condition in The Collected Works of Jim Morrison. This collection is a must-have for any library, whether you’re looking for motivation, wisdom, or just a peek into the head of a rock star. Anyone who values the fusion of literature and music should have a particular place on their library for this masterpiece. This incredible compilation is a wonderful way to honor Jim Morrison’s legacy, and I heartily recommend it. A hidden gem of five stars!


This review was first published at The Art of Reading.
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RoXXieSiXX | 2 other reviews | May 20, 2024 |
Obviously Jim Morrison was a very creative person and he reportedly wrote constantly. Morrison wrote stories, screenplays, essays, and more, but poetry was his favorite form of self-expression. Much of the unpublished work contained in this volume feels like a sketch or study or unfinished snippet or idea. As one might expect, a lot is pretty wild and was undoubtedly written under the influence of drugs and alcohol. On the whole, there's not much you'd want to keep, however there are some lovely images and nice turns of phrase here and there. The last few sections of the book contain longer poems that were much more enjoyable and seemed more cohesive.
This slim book also contains some classic photographs of Morrison and copies of the poems in his own handwriting. It opens with a short essay by Morrison himself on how the interview is the perfect art form for today, especially the self interview, which is funny, smart and a bit inspiring. It should be read by social media influencers everywhere.
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