Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

by Jim Carroll

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Overview

The sensational sequel to the bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries

During the early 1970s, Jim Carroll was a young and rising star in the crazy and creative downtown scene in New York City. He worked at the Factory for Andy Warhol and discussed art, literature, and the cosmos with Robert Smithson, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan. He spent nights at Max’s Kansas City, listening to the Velvet Underground. And he did far too many drugs — until his survival instinct impelled him to leave New York for a Northern California retreat.

Intimate and revealing, the episodes in Forced Entries, Carroll’s diaries from that period, provide a sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening glimpse of people who tested the limits of life and sanity.

"Forced Entries captures the early-seventies period in New York better than anything I’ve read in a long time." — William S. Burroughs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140085020
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1987
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jim Carroll’s bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll’s work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973. As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009.

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William S. Burroughs

Forced Entries captures the early seventies period in New York better than anything I've read in a long time.
—(William S. Burroughs)

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