The Raven

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Fantagraphics Books, 2011 - 162 páginas
In 2001 legendary rock and roller Lou Reed immersed himself in the worldof one of his spiritual forefathers, Edgar Allan Poe, to produce one of his mostchallenging and original works: POEtry, a cycle of songs directed by the legendarytheater director Robert Wilson, in which Reed's poetically streetwisesensibility merged with Poe's dark chronicles of terror and despair — combiningPoe's prose and work set to music, Reed songs inspired by Poe, andeven two classic Reed tunes whose insertion into this context gave them a newresonance.

This suite of songs was released on 2003 on CD as The Raven (Reed's mostrecent solo studio album to date).

This spectacular volume adds a third dark, unique vision to the mix: Thebrilliant Italian cartoonist and illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti (RAW Magazine,The New Yorker), whose vivid, abstracted and enigmatic paintings perfectlycomplement Reed and Poe's haunting words.

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By turns beautiful and disturbing, Lou Reed has adapted the poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe as a musical, presented here as a book of lyrical poetry and prose. The illustrations by Mattotti are ... Ler resenha completa

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Lou Reed's (b. 1942) most recent releases include Romanticism, a collection of photographs, and Lou Reed's Berlin, the Julian Schnabel-filmed record of a multi-media performance of Reed's iconic 1973 album. The guitarist and principal songwriter for The Velvet Underground, he has enjoyed a long and successful solo career. His book of photographs, New York, was published in 2008.

Lorenzo Mattotti is a highly sought-after illustrator ( with frequent appearances in and on The New Yorker) and acclaimed graphic novelist. He lives in Paris, France; his work includes The Raven, a collaboration with Lou Reed re-imagining the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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