The Lizard King : The Essential Jim Morrison

Hopkins, Jerry

Published by Cengage Gale, 1992
ISBN 10: 0684195240 / ISBN 13: 9780684195247
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Synopsis: A reexamination of the mysterious death of the lead singer of The Doors reassesses Morrison's life and, employing extensive research, provides fresh insights into his death. 40,000 first printing.

From Library Journal: It seems appropriate that Hopkins, who coauthored No One Here Gets Out Alive ( LJ 9/15/80), offered the first mainstream Morrison biography and the basis for Oliver Stone's 1991 film The Doors . This effort, Hopkins assures us, is not a No One Here Gets Out Alive reclamation project, but rather "another attempt to capture, and perhaps get closer to explaining, the mystery and the mystique." Hopkins hits all the biographical high-water marks and provides new information regarding Morrison's family, the infamous Miami trial, and, most importantly, Morrison's death, which was ambiguously treated in the previous book. However, Hopkins's big kicker--that Morrison died of a heroin overdose--was previously espoused in Patricia Kennealy's Strange Days ( LJ 3/15/92). Ultimately, the explication of the man who would be Lizard King is best left to Morrison himself, and the collection of seven interviews that follow the narrative yields the most insight. For larger popular music collections, this is a solid contribution to the burgeoning Morrison/Doors canon.
-Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.
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Title: The Lizard King : The Essential Jim Morrison
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE LIZARD KING, THE ESSENTIAL JIM MORRISON, Jerry Hopkins, hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, first edition, stated first printing, illustrated with B/W photos, 1992. BOOK CONDITION: very good. The text block is in fine condition with no tears, dog-ears, or marks. There is no bookplate or signature of a prior owner. Not a library book or remainder. The cream and black boards are in near fine condition. Slightly cocked binding. The dust jacket is in near fine condition. XX [From the dust jacket] JIM MORRISON, lead singer of the Doors, has achieved a bizarre cult status since his death in 1971. Morrison was, and is, one of the most popular and controversial figures to emerge during the sixties. He was described as an erotic politician, poet, shaman, and Dionysian debaucher, and his style and influence have grown steadily in the decades since his death, so that the real man has gradually disappeared behind the legend. Now in The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, Morrison's biographer Jerry Hopkins, coauthor of No One Here Gets Out Alive, reassesses the rock idol's life; his extensive new research provides fresh insights into Morrison as a human being rather than the mythical beast some say he was. But this reappraisal is only part of this remarkable book. At its heart Jim Morrison speaks. In a series of interviews with Morrison, carried out by journalists including Jerry Hopkins himself, Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Bob Chorush, Salli Stevenson, Richard Goldstein, and the late John Carpenter, Morrison shows himself to be articulate, intelligent, and witty. Published uncut, these interviews provide a unique insight into a man whom Jerry Hopkins reveals as a clever boy from a middle-class background who consciously created his own myth, then lived to regret it. Separating the facts from the fantasies regarding Jim's death in Paris in 1971, Hopkins solves the mystery of Morrison's death and takes a long, hard look at what has happened since to the people Jim Morrison left behind. The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison brings sharply into focus the broken dreams and unattainable ideals of one of the sixties' most enduring icons. XX JERRY HOPKINS is the author of twenty-five books, including two best-selling books about Elvis Presley and the definitive Jim Morrison biography, No One Here Gets Out Alive, which went to number one on The New York Times bestseller list when it was first published in 1980 and was back at number two in 1991. Hopkins served for fifteen years as a correspondent and editor of Rolling Stone and has served as a writer-producer for Mike Wallace, Steve Allen, and Mort Sahl, among others. Seller Inventory # 002084

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