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Uma Oração Americana (Rei Lagarto)

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Este livro, que deu início à colecção Rei Lagarto, mostra-nos o percurso deste cantor/ compositor dos lendários The Doors, através dos poemas que escreveu para os álbuns The Doors (1967), Strange Days (1968), Waiting for the Sun (1969), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) e L.A. Woman (1971) e ainda o poema An American Prayer, publicado em ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published 1992 by Assírio & Alvim (first published 1978)
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Aug 06, 2012 Rae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jim Morrison's poetry changed my perspective on life. It opened up a whole new world to me, one that is completely limitless. His imagery is dark, dangerous, and beautiful.
Luke Marsden
Sep 20, 2015 Luke Marsden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: visionary
Singer, dissolute, drunk - James Douglas Morrison was all of these things. But, most of all, he was a master of the use of language. These pieces are spoken visions more than poems, and for that reason are best listened to on the album of the same name as the book, vividly recounted in the manner he interprets them himself. Words rise and coil, like audible wisps of smoke, into ephemeral images of his own exotic creation as he works magic with them. It is no less than genius at play.

As he said o
Julie Rylie
Jim Morrison is god. That's all i have to say. One of the most inteligent human beings that ever stepped on earth.
Feb 26, 2008 Andy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: was-read
It shows me the way to the next whiskey bar...
Yiota Misiou
May 24, 2015 Yiota Misiou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Γνωρίζεις ότι οδηγούμαστε στα σφαγεία
από πράους ναυάρχους
και ότι τούτοι οι χοντρομπαλάδες νωθροί στρατηγοί ξερογλείφονται χυδαία στη θέα του νεανικού αίματος;

Γνωρίζεις ότι η τηλεόραση μας εξουσιάζει;


Ω μεγάλε δημιουργέ της ύπαρξης
δώρισέ μας μια ώρα επιπλέον
να εκπληρώσουμε την τέχνη μας και τέλειες να πλάσουμε τις ζωές μας.

Οι πεταλουδίτσες και οι άθεοι είναι διπλά θε'ι'κοί και θνητοί. "

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Αγαπώ τους Doors, αγαπώ τον Jim Morrison ως τραγουδοποιό,
Claudia Cutiño cortés
Jim Morrison is an inspiration to me. His poetry is a gateway to the sentimental wonders of life.
Jim Morrison's poetry allows me to feel free, as he sends the message of the inner universal truth through his own artistically unique words. I highly admire his work, it's mystifying, yet honest.
Aug 06, 2011 Sharise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dani Schechtel
Feb 26, 2016 Dani Schechtel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"We have assembled inside this ancient
and insane theatre
to propagate our lust for life
and flee the swarming wisdom
of the

"No eternal reward will forgive us now
For wasting the dawn."
Oct 31, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sacude lo sueños de tu cabellera
mi bella dulce niña.
Elige tu día y el signo de tu día.
La divinidad del día es
lo primero que verás..."
Apr 19, 2016 Ronnie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, boring, yikes
Me parece que el hecho de que sea una obra de Morrison me hizo tener una expectativa muy alta, pero realmente no me hizo sentir nada. Creo que la poesía es un tema demasiado delicado para mí y suelo pensar en darle una segunda oportunidad a lo que leo y siento que probablemente no me gusto por mi culpa, pero nah, no creo que esto lo valga. Lo siento, de todas maneras intentare leer más de Jim para quitarme esta mala imagen que me ha quedado de su trabajo como poeta.
Feb 05, 2013 Iceman rated it really liked it
Simplesmente os poemas das canções dos Doors.
Chris Brimmer
May 28, 2009 Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Yeah, this is what I mean by something
Katy Brandes
Just kinda trippy blah.
what a buetiful mind he had
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James Douglas Morrison was an American singer, poet, songwriter, writer, and film director. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors, and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic and influential frontmen in rock music. He was also the author of several books of poetry and the director of a documentary and short film.
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“Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??” 174 likes
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