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WAKE FOR THE ANGELS: PAINTINGS AND STORIES

Woronov, Mary

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ISBN 10: 1885203004 / ISBN 13: 9781885203007
Published by Journey Editions, Boston, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Red cloth covered boards, bright gold titles on the front cover and spine. Book body clean and illustrated throughout, signed by the author/artist on the full title page. Green illustrated dust jacket with white titles displays light wear to edges, price intact, archival brodart protected. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 39690

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Title: WAKE FOR THE ANGELS: PAINTINGS AND STORIES

Publisher: Journey Editions, Boston

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Cloth Covered Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Merges high-colored paintings with short fiction, presenting tales of runaways, housewives, families, and warped relationships in Los Angeles

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Journey Editions, the new arm of Charles E. Tuttle, debuts with an intriguing combination of art and fiction. Cult film star Woronov (Eating Raoul; Chelsea Girls) uses semisurreal short stories complemented by boldly expressionistic, angular paintings to depict a Los Angeles of rotting marriages, benumbed emotions and random sex and violence. It's an urban hell where nihilistic adolescents, sinister stepfathers, runaways, hookers, punks, girl gang members, speed freaks, alcoholics, shoplifters, androgynous dancers and wannabes transplanted from Ohio scavenge an empty spiritual landscape for kicks or signs of renewal. Some of the pieces offer slyly funny, anecdotal, vignettes; others record nocturnal dreams or waking nightmares; still others are disquieting prose poems. In one, a neglected woman feels herself vanishing because she exists only to the extent that others think about her; in another, a couple having sex in a toxic government dump strewn with tumors is attacked by mutated, man-eating stray dogs. All of the tales were written specifically to accompany the paintings (reproduced in 130 color plates), and although the off-the-shelf decadence and anomie soon pall, there is pleasure in watching Woronov's imagination feverishly teasing stories from the canvases, some of which evoke the deadpan cool of David Hockney. First serial to Buzz and Elle.
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