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Art to Choke Hearts

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Selected poetry and prose from 1986.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published 1989 by 2.13.61 Publications
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Shawn Fairweather
Powerful even though it is quite dated it still packs a punch. Probably Rollins best spoken word novels and its right up there with Get in the Van. A must for any fan.
Jair Ibarra
Oct 30, 2014 Jair Ibarra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Cada que leo a Henry Rollins termino pensando lo siguiente:

1. Él debió haber tenido un blog desde siempre
2. Teniendo en cuenta la manera en que escribe, no debería apurarme en conseguir sus libros y debería leer pedaceria en internet, no pasaría nada
3. Siempre hay unos cuantos párrafos que terminan dándome en la madre y es por eso que vuelvo
Jack
May 08, 2009 Jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought this from Henry himself in 1986 I think. Evil evil dark poetry and general ramblings. Back then I thought he would kill a man just to sink his teeth into their neck and taste some salty blood. Now I know better, he's intense but also has a lighter side. You won't find that lighter side in this collection.
Prinzessin von der Poebel
Jan 20, 2016 Prinzessin von der Poebel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scanned
Diese 'Sammlung ausgewählter Poesie' ist einfach nur schlecht. Erzwungene Kunst eines gestörten Kopfes, dessen Lösung all seiner Probleme in der Ausrottung aller Menschen zu liegen scheint. Völlig daneben!
Patrick
Dec 27, 2008 Patrick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
I think a lot of this was included in the "Portable Rollins" collection that initially turned me off his writing some years ago. Just too repetitive, especially with the overuse of the words "annihilation" and "incineration."
Melanie
May 13, 2008 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've decided to put this one down for awhile. A lot of Rollins' earlier writings are kind of dark and emotional. I'm not in the right frame of mind to read this in its entirety right now.
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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; often referred to simply as Rollins) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.

After joining the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the Californian hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 until 1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins soon established the record label and
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“Florida Highway, 1986. Lonely slum. I passed through on low wheels. It was hot outside. Shacks, gas stations that didn't work, dead corn in fields, children on the road, retarded and dulled by the heat. Two girls waved as I passed.” 4 likes
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