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Directing Herbert White : Poems
by James Franco


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Directing Herbert White is the debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco

I'm a nocturnal creature,
And I'm here to cheat time.
You can see time and exhaustion
Taking pay from my face

In fifty years
My sleep will be death,
I'll go like the rest,
But I'll have played

All the games and all the roles.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Directing Herbert White is the debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco

I'm a nocturnal creature,
And I'm here to cheat time.
You can see time and exhaustion
Taking pay from my face

In fifty years
My sleep will be death,
I'll go like the rest,
But I'll have played

All the games and all the roles.
from "Nocturnal"

"There's never been a book quite like this. Hollywood fame, celebrity, the promise of becoming an artist is the beast at its center. Franco knows it like Melville knows whaling. Hollywood in this book devours its young. Obsessed with myths about its own past, it can be survived only by finding a vantage point that is not Hollywood. Bold yet subtle, fearless yet disarming, Franco has made a book you will never forget." Frank Bidart

"A star-studded cast moves like ghosts across the screen of James Franco's poetic consciousness, imbuing the writing with scenes of icons who are also humans replete with sorrow and presence in our own psyches. James Dean, Monica Vitti, Catherine Deneuve, Sal Mineo, Heath Ledger, pass and fade. The author has a wonderful, self-reflexive insouciance about his own fame and roles inhabited, from Hart Crane to Allen Ginsberg to Harvey Milk's lover. Franco is a gifted contemporary Renaissance kind of guy, surveying the waterfront of illusion, suffering, and impermanance. We leave the movie theater a little wiser." Anne Waldman"


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  • ISBN-13: 9781555976736
  • ISBN-10: 1555976735
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 83
  • Dimensions: 9.07 x 6.01 x 0.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds


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