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WHERE THE BIRD SINGS BEST - Rare Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing: Signed And Inscribed by Alejandro Jodorowsky - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE
New York City, NY: Restless Books, 2015 - 1st Printing. Signed. 390 pages. Published in 2015. The author's literary masterpiece. One of the most important literary texts of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only by a small fine press. Presents Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Donde mejor canta un pajaro", its 2002 definitive text (first published in 1992), in a felicitous English translation. The one indispensable literary work by the ultimate cult figure of Latin-American arts, cinema, letters, and everything else besides. "The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky, director of 'The Holy Mountain', star of 'Jodorowsky's Dune', spiritual guru behind 'Psychomagic' and 'The Way of Tarot', innovator behind classic comics 'The Incal' and 'Metabarons', and legend of Latin-American literature. There has never been an artist like the polymathic Chilean director, author, and mystic. For eight decades, he has blazed new trails across a dazzling variety of creative fields. While his visionary films have been celebrated by the likes of John Lennon, Marina Abramovic, and Kanye West, his novels, praised throughout Latin America in the same breath as those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, have remained largely unknown in the English-speaking world. Until now. 'Where The Bird Sings Best' tells the fantastic story of the Jodorowskys' emigration from the Ukraine to Chile amidst the political and cultural upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries. Transforms family history into heroic legend: Incestuous beekeepers hide their crime with a living cloak of bees; a Czar fakes his own death to live as a hermit amongst the animals; a devout grandfather confides only in the ghost of a wise rabbi; a transgender ballerina with a voracious sexual appetite holds a would-be saint in thrall. Kaleidoscopic, exhilarating, and erotic. Expands the classic immigration story to mythic proportions" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Alejandro Jodorowsky collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. Jodorowsky made a rare appearance in New York City for the retrospective of his work during which event his signature was obtained. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and despite its imperfection (wear on spine ends) remains in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Jodorowsky is 88 years old (as of 2017), which fact is inevitable with his handwriting. He does NOT do public signings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest artist/writer/filmmakers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 1632060280. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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