Think of the Self Speaking: Harry Smith - Selected Interviews

Smith, Harry. (Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Tani Singh.)

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Place Published: Seattle
Publisher: Elbow / Cityful Press
Date Published: 1999
Edition: First edition
Binding: Paperback
Condition: As new
ISBN: 1885089066
Book Id: 15917


186 pp. Octavo [23 cm]; gray wrappers with black and white photograph on front cover. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Tani Singh.


"Open this collection and listen to one of the most unusual minds of this or any age as he holds forth on a variety of subjects. Here you'll find the flavor and texture of Harry Smith's conversation, his rambling, obscure, luminous, cantankerous genius. These interviews cover a quarter century and touch on the full range of Smith's activity as groundbreaking experimental filmmaker, obsessive collector, folk music anthologist, visionary painter, student of Native American lore, anthropologist, cosmographer, alchemist, hermetic scholar, occultist, autodidact, and homegrown classic American eccentric. Harry Smith was an explorer of the possibilities of human consciousness and creativity."