Fiction. Each of Harold Jaffe's 13 docufictions features a well-known personage who either died of an overdose or was invested in "drugs" to the extent that they contributed to his/her death. Marilyn Monroe, Billie Holiday, Bela Lugosi, Aldous Huxley, Freud, Poe, Lead Belly, Sonny Liston, Diane Arbus, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Abbie Hoffman are among those featured. High culture and pop. Dead and ghostly. The narrative dance that Jaffe performs with these apparitions is unexpected, intricate, melancholy, comical, brilliant in every register.
Author City: SAN DIEGO, CA USA
Harold Jaffe is the author of 18 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and essays, many of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese, etc. Jaffe's writings have been addressed widely and he has been interviewed in the US and abroad. He is editor of Fiction International.
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