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The American Night

The American Night

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Written by Jim MorrisonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jim Morrison

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 30, 1991
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73462-8 (0-679-73462-7)
about this book

The American Night presents Morrison’s previously unpublished work in its truest form. The book includes the complete text of the legendary performance pieces “An American Prayer,” “Celebration of the Lizard,” and “Soft Parade”; the lyrics so such songs as “Moonlight Drive,“ ”Soul Kitchen,” and “The End”; a tantalizing excerpt from an unproduced screenplay called “The Hitchhiker”; and poems culled from Morrison’s journals. With their nightmarish images, bold associative leaps, and volcanic power of emotion, these works are the unmistakable artifacts of a great, wild voice and heart.


Table of Contents

An American Prayer
Poems from Tape Noon
Celebration of the Lizard
The Soft Parade
Poems from The Village Reading
The Hitchiker
Poems from Dry Water
Lyric Verse
Notebook Poems
Paris Journal

Notes
Index of First Lines