Water from a Bucket: A Diary 1948-1957
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Water from a Bucket: A Diary 1948-1957

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"Like Tosca, Charles Henri Ford has lived for art and love...a masterpiece"---Edmund White
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Turtle Point Press (first published August 1st 1999)
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Though his reputation was made as a poet, Ford's artistic interests took him in many directions--prose, the visual arts, even directing a feature film. But if the back cover of this volume, a decade-long expanse of Ford's personal dairies, is to be believed, Ford himself considered this to be his masterpiece. And having read a collection of his poetry concurrently, it's rather hard to disagree. Ford's background as a poet is obvious and serves him well, as the diaries are mostly long strings of...more
Charles Henri Ford is basically cool. This diary documents a gay man living in a world full of interesting people - artists, writers, etc. A teen poetic genius, he helped put together VIEW Magazine which became the official Surrealist 'English' language magazine. My Dad had the whole collection, but his Mom threw it out my mistake. Nevertheless this book documents a very important time in Gay pop culture as well in the arts. A must.
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This is rather saucy and touching (for me anyway).

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Charles Henri Ford was an American poet, novelist, filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known for his editorship of the Surrealist magazine View (1940-1947) in New York City, and as the partner of the artist Pavel Tchelitchew. His very informative obituary of record is here.

"The simplest summation of Mr. Ford's life and work may be that he did exactly what he wanted, and seemingly knew...more
More about Charles Henri Ford...
The Young and  Evil Out of the Labyrinth: Selected Poems View: Parade of the Avant-Garde: An Anthology of View Magazine 1940-47 Flag of Ecstasy: Selected Poems Silver Flower Coo

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