BIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS, DIARIES

PUBLISHER
Spector Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 800 pgs / 230 color / 170 bw.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 57   

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SPECTOR BOOKS

I Seem to Live

Diaries 1950–1968, Volume 1

By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Anne König.

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I Seem to Live chronicles the beginnings of New York’s avant-garde film world and the emergence of a counterculture

Jonas Mekas’ I Seem to Live picks up in the 1950s, where his extraordinary and popular memoir I Had Nowhere to Go left off. These were crucial years for the artist: Jonas Mekas and his brother Adolfas, having arrived in New York, shot their first experimental films, and Jonas began to develop the essayistic film diary format that he would use to record his day-to-day observations for the rest of his life. In 1954 the two brothers founded Film Culture magazine, and in 1958 Jonas began writing a weekly column for the Village Voice. It was in this period that Mekas’ writing, films and unflagging commitment to art began to establish him as a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema and the barometer of the New York art scene.
Assembling Mekas’ diaries from this exciting period, enriched with his own personal visual material, I Seem to Live offers an intimate, unparalleled view of the postwar New York underground scene from one of its most beloved fixtures.
The first installment of Mekas’ diaries, I Had Nowhere to Go (1944–1955), was published by Spector Books in 2017. I Seem to Live, the sequel to that work, will appear in two volumes: the present volume, covering the years 1950 to 1968, and a second, forthcoming volume, covering 1969 to 2004.
Jonas Mekas (1922–2019) was born in Lithuania and arrived in New York in 1949 via a wartime displaced-persons camp. Cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives, Mekas was a filmmaker, writer, poet, tireless advocate for experimental art and a New York City legend.


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I Seem to Live

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I SEEM TO LIVE

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