The Basketball Diaries

Download or Read eBook The Basketball Diaries PDF written by Jim Carroll and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1987-07-07 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Basketball Diaries

Book Synopsis The Basketball Diaries by : Jim Carroll

The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball Jim Carroll grew up to become a renowned poet and punk rocker. But in this memoir of the mid-1960s, set during his coming-of-age from 12 to 15, he was a rebellious teenager making a place and a name for himself on the unforgiving streets of New York City. During these years, he chronicled his experiences, and the result is a diary of unparalleled candor that conveys his alternately hilarious and terrifying teenage existence. Here is Carroll prowling New York City--playing basketball, hustling, stealing, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something pure. The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. "I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . . The work was sophisticated and elegant. He had beauty." -- Patti Smith

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The Basketball Diaries

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The Petting Zoo

Download or Read eBook The Petting Zoo PDF written by Jim Carroll and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-11-04 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Petting Zoo

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A moving, vividly rendered novel from the late author of The Basketball Diaries. When poet, musician, and diarist Jim Carroll died in September 2009, he was putting the finishing touches on a potent work of fiction. The Petting Zoo tells the story of Billy Wolfram, an enigmatic thirty- eight-year-old artist who has become a hot star in the late-1980s New York art scene. As the novel opens, Billy, after viewing a show of Velázquez paintings, is so humbled and awed by their spiritual power that he suffers an emotional breakdown and withdraws to his Chelsea loft. In seclusion, Billy searches for the divine spark in his own work and life. Carroll's novel moves back and forth in time to present emblematic moments from Billy's life (his Irish Catholic upbringing, his teenage escapades, his evolution as an artist and meteoric rise to fame) and sharply etched portraits of the characters who mattered most to him, including his childhood friend Denny MacAbee, now a famous rock musician; his mentor, the unforgettable art dealer Max Bernbaum; and one extraordinary black bird. Marked by Carroll's sharp wit, hallucinatory imagery, and street-smart style, The Petting Zoo is a frank, haunting examination of one artist's personal and professional struggles.

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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101445266
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Divided Loyalties

Download or Read eBook Divided Loyalties PDF written by Bob Hurley and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Divided Loyalties

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A unique, inside look at the exciting world of college basketball--from a famous basketball coach and father. On March 26, 1992--for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament--two brothers opposed one another: Bobby Hurley faced his little brother Danny as Duke battled Seton Hall.

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Void of Course

Download or Read eBook Void of Course PDF written by Jim Carroll and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1998-10-01 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Void of Course

Book Synopsis Void of Course by : Jim Carroll

In 1973, at the age of twenty-three, Jim Carroll burst upon the poetry scene with his first collection, Living at the Movies, a book of vivid and inventive verse that won him comparisons to everyone from Arthur Rimbaud to Frank O'Hara. Carroll's first new book of poetry in more than a decade, Void of Course presents work composed over the last two years. His major themes--love, friendship, desire, time and memory, and, above all, the ever-present city--emerge in an atmosphere where dream and reality mingle on equal terms. These seventy-seven poems range from graphic, sensuous shorter pieces to edgy stream-of-consciousness prose poems to longer, more contemplative works such as "While She's Gone," an eerie tour de force of longing over a departed lover. Void of Course establishes that Carroll's power and purity of vision are stronger than ever.

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