Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (Hardback)
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Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 17/11/2016
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Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In his newly discovered poems and song lyrics, we see the world through his eyes. The poetry reveals his depth of understanding, both of the world around him and within - his frailties and his strengths alike. He pens verses in his hallmark voice, reflecting upon love, pain, freedom, fame and mortality. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash's own handwritten pages, Forever Words is a remarkable new addition to the canon of one of America's heroes. His music is a part of our collective history, but here he demonstrates the depth of his talent as a writer. Edited and introduced by Paul Muldoon, as well as a foreword by John Carter Cash, this is a book sure to delight and surprise fans the world over.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782119944
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 222 x 162 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
The greatest of the greats then and now . . . If we want to know what it means to be mortal, we need look no further than the Man in Black -- BOB DYLAN
His influence spread over many generations. I loved him as a singer and writer -- MICK JAGGER
I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash -- NICK CAVE
He's always there, the tallest figure in the circle of integrity, the deepest voice when night comes down, and the bravest take on sanity in the midst of wild confusion -- LEONARD COHEN
The poems present yet another look at a legend of American music . . . Unmistakably personal . . . Strikingly evocative * * New York Times * *
A rich collection . . . Fresh and genuine * * Rolling Stone * *
A beautiful and loving tribute . . . This intoxicating anthology of Cash's unpublished work blends the hazy lines of song and poetry . . The sheer brilliance of his poetry speaks for itself, its stunning simplicity rivalling the likes of Plath and Wordsworth * * The Student * *

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“Beautiful Collection of Lyrics”

There's a definite difference between poems and lyrics, and this collection are certainly lyrics. Some are very poetic, but they're all waiting for their tune. It's a bit like reading the lyrics the... More

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