Narcisa

Narcisa
Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN: 9780062354990
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narcisa Book Excerpt:

The first trade edition of the cult classic from the artist/author hailed by Iggy Pop as “the great nightmare anti-hero of the new age,” legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, that chronicles a scandalous, degenerative addiction between two people—a wild, brutal, passionate, and unstoppable ride into depravity and darkness through the back alleys of Rio De Janeiro and New York City. A legendary tattoo master and notorious creator of trendsetting underground art, Jonathan Shaw has created a masterpiece with this powerful story that captures the destructive addiction of love, sex and drugs, embodied in two people whose irresistible passions threaten to destroy them. In the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, motorcycle-riding, nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos—known as Cigano—attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa, a crack-smoking philosopher prostitute. Though he knows they will destroy each other, Narcisa is an exquisite poison he cannot resist. As they navigate the chaos of her downward spiral—dragged deeper by the gravity of drugs, burglaries and violence, Cigano recounts a love affair doomed by insanity, dysfunction, and vice. A magnificent epic of literary genius, Narcisa belongs among the works of such greats as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Irvine Welsh, and Hunter S. Thompson.

Narcisa

Narcisa
Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publsiher: Heartworm
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narcisa Book Excerpt:

"This first novel by Jonathan Shaw, the internationally acclaimed tattoo artist and son of jazz legend Artie Shaw, unfolds in the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, where narrator Cigano attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa. As they navigate the chaos of her spiraling life of drugs, burglaries and violent mood swings, Cigano records a love affair doomed by sociopathy."--BOOK JACKET.

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

Inked  Tattoos and Body Art around the World  2 volumes
Author: Margo DeMello
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN: 1610690761
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Scab Vendor

Scab Vendor
Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publsiher: Turner
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 9781681629155
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scab Vendor Book Excerpt:

Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is a surreal, multi-generational roller coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture, charting the course of a life measured by extremes, and all the people, places, and events that shaped that life into a survivor's tale of epic proportions. In its pages, Shaw takes the reader deep, not only into the recesses of his extraordinary mind and adventures, but also into the strange and magical process of memoir-writing itself. If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then, as Shaw's friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him, much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written. In that sense, Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is much more than a fascinating chronicle of a popular outlaw artist's creative evolution. It is a multicolored, cinematic, modern-day Odyssey, written in blood, ink, and tears--a kaleidoscopic, visionary roadmap to the journey of the human soul.

Eye of a Fly

Eye of a Fly
Author: Justin R. Smith
Publsiher: Justin Smith
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011-03-12
ISBN: 1460995104
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eye of a Fly Book Excerpt:

Short description:Raised by slum-dwelling alcoholics, an autistic teen struggles to complete college and woo a handicapped girl. Longer description: Eye of a Fly is a novel of tragedy and redemption with a cast of characters that includes: Ernest Wentworth, a profoundly introverted boy who inhabits a world of mathematics and music. Tiffany, his innocent younger sister whose friends teach her voodoo. Warren, Ernest's talented but troubled younger brother whose suicide triggers the novel's finale. Harry, Ernest's father. A former Hollywood screen writer, he has always dreamed of drinking hard, seeing the world, and writing like Hemingway---but only succeeded at the first. Annie, a brain-damaged but radiant girl who draws Ernest out of his shell.

Vintage Tattoo Flash

Vintage Tattoo Flash
Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 9781576878477
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Tattoo Flash Book Excerpt:

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound
Author: Jonathan Shaw
Publsiher: Scab Vendor
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN: 9781684421367
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeward Bound Book Excerpt:

Following 'Scab vendor: Confessions of a tattoo artist', this novel resumes the story of Cigano, the tattoo man.

Carry on Dreaming

Carry on Dreaming
Author: Jeff Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN: 9781524623005
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carry on Dreaming Book Excerpt:

CARRY ON DREAMING is the sequel to Ward's earlier novel, PARASITE...joyous flashbacks amidst a crystal meth nightmare. Both books are in the Beat writer tradition; memoirs of the unknown, portraits of the artist, stories of commonplace melodrama, combined with a spiritual quest for life's meaning, or meaninglessness. All of which he has threaded together into an epic immigrant's tale. I know Jeff Ward as a writer and a musician, and on both counts I expect the unexpected... Carry On Dreaming is almost as fast-paced as a shot of speed. He not only surprises you, he tricks you, turning dire situations into near comedy, and vice versa. Even with the laughs, there is no glorification. He's walked the trail that leads to the graveyard or prison bars, and has dedicated his work to his friends who never made it out. Fortunately, he's lived to tell, and pulls words out of hats like rabbits. Surprise, surprise. --Puma Perl, Retrograde, Knuckle Tattoos With Parasite, Jeff Ward joined the ranks of Bukowski, Lydia Lunch, Dan Fante, Hunter Thompson, William Burroughs, Jerry Stahl, and Hubert Selby Jr. If you wanna see how it's done, read this book! It's that good ... Anyone interested in modern "Outlaw" underground literature at its best should have this one in their collection. --Jonathan Shaw, Narcisa...Our Lady Of Ashes "Here comes Jeff Ward's new book. Engrossing and entertaining. A destructive and creative lust-for-life ... I did not want the trip, nor the book, to end." --Ingrid Rudefors, Meanwhile On A Roof In Chinatown

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt: