Unlocks the history and significance of the rock band The Doors in terms of Jim Morrison's published poetry. The book gives us a window into an epic struggle for cultural change, and how it was suppressed. A great way to get started with Jim's poetry and Doors history.
"Every time I pick up the new edition of "Burning The May Tree", I discover a thought or idea about Jim’s poetry that strikes me as unique and insightful. Yours is the only book to shine a focused, intelligent and critical light on Morrison’s writing."- Frank Lisciandro, co-editor of "Wilderness" and "The American Night", books of Jim Morrison's posthumously published poetry.
Paperback published in 2019, signed by author. Includes custom-made bookmark.
I am the editor of this book, and also manage production and marketing.
Comments on the thesis edition of the book:
“. . . This essay is outstanding for its intellectually adventurous thrust, its commitment to l’imaginaire social, and its profound sense of responsibility."
- EWART A. C. THOMAS, DEAN OF HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
"Congratulations on winning the Robert Golden Award for your wonderful thesis…
I was delighted with the paper."
- FRANK LISCIANDRO, EDITOR OF "WILDERNESS" AND "THE AMERICAN NIGHT"
on the first edition, then titled "The Mass Sacrificial Spectacle: The Doors in Poetry and History"
“Great Book! Truly A Must Have For Any Real Doors Fan!" - EBAY READER
"This is very eye-opening. Thanks I'll prob read it a couple more times…" - EBAY READER
"Thank you for a truly fascinating read!" - EBAY READER
"A wonderful read… thanks from TX" - EBAY READER
The thesis edition was the recipient of Stanford University's Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence
Stanford University's Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts recognizes outstanding achievement in the humanities and the creative arts.
In order to understand the significance of Morrison as a figure in the history of mass culture, one must understand his central message, and the best cornerstone of such an understanding is a grasp of his poetic works.
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