No Eyes
No Eyes
Lester Young

In 1959, at the age of fifty, tenor man Lester Young a lyrical player, his airy tone haunted by a breathy melancholy died alone in the Arvin Hotel in Manhattan. David Meltzer's latest book is a poetic meditation on the last year of Young's life, a year of joyful playing and self-willed dying, of creation and negation. But what do "eyes" and "no eyes" mean? In hipster's parlance: "To see or not to see, to be or not to be, to do or to die." As Meltzer explains, "No Eyes is a book about death, and Young sits in for a metaphor for the artist living and dying for and with his art."

Title No Eyes
Subtitle Lester Young
Author David Meltzer
Publisher Black Sparrow Press
Title First Published 01 May 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 181 p.
ISBN-10 1574231294
ISBN-13 9781574231298
Publication Date 01 May 2000
Main content page count 181
Weight 16 oz.

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