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The Resource Sam Shepard : a life, John J. Winters

Sam Shepard : a life, John J. Winters

Label
Sam Shepard : a life
Title
Sam Shepard
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
John J. Winters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard's impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he "forged a whole new kind of American play," while younger playwrights venerate him -- Suzan Lori Parks, herself a Pulitzer winner, calls Shepard her "gorgeous north star." As an actor who's appeared in more than 50 feature films, Shepard possesses an onscreen persona that's been aptly summed up as "Gary Cooper in denim." He earned an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff, and his screenplay for Paris, Texas helped that now-classic film sweep the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Despite these accomplishments and more -- five collections of prose, writing songs with Bob Dylan, making films with Robert Frank and Michelangelo Antonioni, as well as romantic relationships with rocker Patti Smith and actress Jessica Lange -- Shepard seems anything but satisfied. Sam Shepard: A Life details his lifelong bouts of insecurity and anxiety, and delves deeply into his relationship with his alcoholic father and his own battle with the bottle. Also examined for the first time in-depth are Shepard's tumultuous relationship with Lange, and his decades-long adherence to the teachings of Russian spiritualist G.I. Gurdjieff. Throughout this new biography, John J. Winters gets to the heart of the enigma that is Sam Shepard, presenting an honest and comprehensive account of his life and work"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winters, John J
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Dramatists, American
  • Actors
Label
Sam Shepard : a life, John J. Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery -- Beginnings -- The dark muse/Father -- The rock/Mother -- Go west -- On the road -- Arriving -- Genesis -- "Generally acknowledged genius" -- Musical interlude -- New territory -- Early film work (1968-1970) -- Dazed and confused (1968 and 1969) -- New directions -- Patti -- Mad dogs, splits, and more (1971 continued) -- Gurdjieff -- London -- Mill Valley days -- Dylan -- Heavenward (1976) -- Family matters -- You can't go home again -- True brothers -- "Stuff" -- Jessica: the beginning -- Fools for love -- "Paris" -- "Between two deaths" -- Between two families -- "Dancing around the grave?" -- "Action!" -- War story -- Take two -- Losing game -- At last, paradise -- "Blue" days -- "Late" show -- "Hell" -- A late trilogy -- Break -- Stumbling -- The road ahead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027084
Lccn
2017004082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027090636
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960836493
  • 647137
  • (OCoLC)960836493
Label
Sam Shepard : a life, John J. Winters
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovery -- Beginnings -- The dark muse/Father -- The rock/Mother -- Go west -- On the road -- Arriving -- Genesis -- "Generally acknowledged genius" -- Musical interlude -- New territory -- Early film work (1968-1970) -- Dazed and confused (1968 and 1969) -- New directions -- Patti -- Mad dogs, splits, and more (1971 continued) -- Gurdjieff -- London -- Mill Valley days -- Dylan -- Heavenward (1976) -- Family matters -- You can't go home again -- True brothers -- "Stuff" -- Jessica: the beginning -- Fools for love -- "Paris" -- "Between two deaths" -- Between two families -- "Dancing around the grave?" -- "Action!" -- War story -- Take two -- Losing game -- At last, paradise -- "Blue" days -- "Late" show -- "Hell" -- A late trilogy -- Break -- Stumbling -- The road ahead
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027084
Lccn
2017004082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027090636
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn960836493
  • 647137
  • (OCoLC)960836493

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