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The Resource Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s, Brad Gooch

Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s, Brad Gooch

Label
Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s
Title
Smash cut
Title remainder
a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s
Statement of responsibility
Brad Gooch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the acclaimed City Poet returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City--a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions--with cameo appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and a host of others legendary artists. Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the late 1970s, yearning for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut is his bold and intimate memoir of this exhilarating time and place. At its center is his love affair with film director Howard Brookner, pieced together from fragments of memory and fueled by a panoply of emotions, from blazing ecstasy to bleakest despair. As both men try to reconcile love and fidelity with the irresistible desire to enjoy the freedom of the age, they live together and apart. Gooch works briefly as a model in Milan, then returns to the city and discovers his vocation as an artist. Brookner falls ill with a mysterious virus that soon has a terrifying name: AIDS. And the story, and life in the city, is suddenly overshadowed by this new demon plague that will ravage a generation and transform the creative world. Gooch charts the progress of Brookner through his illness, and writes unforgettably about endings: of a great talent, a passionate love affair, and an incandescent era"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
818.5409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3557.O478
  • CT
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s, Brad Gooch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Downtown -- Milan / Paris -- Chelsea hotel -- St. Vincent's
Control code
ocn881869516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780062354952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881869516
Label
Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s, Brad Gooch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Downtown -- Milan / Paris -- Chelsea hotel -- St. Vincent's
Control code
ocn881869516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780062354952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881869516

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