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100 1 Giorno, John.
245 10 Great demon kings|h[electronic resource] :|ba memoir of
poetry, sex, art, death, and enlightenment /|cJohn Giorno.
260 New York :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2020.
300 1 online resource
520 A rollicking, sexy memoir of a young poet making his way
in 1960s New York City When he graduated from Columbia in
1958, John Giorno was handsome, charismatic, ambitious,
and eager to soak up as much of Manhattan's art and
culture as possible. Poetry didn't pay the bills, so he
worked on Wall Street, spending his nights at the
happenings, underground movie premiers, art shows, and
poetry readings that brought the city to life. An intense
romantic relationship with Andy Warhol'not yet the global
superstar he would soon become'exposed Giorno to even more
of the downtown scene, but after starring in Warhol's
first movie, Sleep, they drifted apart. Giorno soon found
himself involved with Robert Rauschenberg and later Jasper
Johns, both relationships fueling his creativity. He
quickly became a renowned poet in his own right, working
at the intersection of literature and technology, freely
crossing genres and mediums alongside the likes of William
Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Twenty-five years in the making,
and completed shortly before Giorno's death in 2019, Great
Demon Kings is the memoir of a singular cultural pioneer:
an openly gay man at a time when many artists remained
closeted and shunned gay subject matter, and a devout
Buddhist whose faith acted as a rudder during a life of
tremendous animation, one full of fantastic highs and
frightening lows. Studded with appearances by nearly every
it-boy and girl of the downtown scene (including a moving
portrait of a decades-long friendship with Burroughs),
this book offers a joyous, life-affirming, and sensational
look at New York City during its creative peak, narrated
in the unforgettable voice of one of its most singular
588 Title from resource description page (Recorded Books,
viewed July 07, 2020).
600 10 Giorno, John.
650 0 Poets, American|y20th century|vBiography.
650 0 Performance artists|zUnited States|y20th century
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