The Raven (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Raven An Edgar Allan Poe and Lou Reed mash-up, illustrated with paintings by Mattotti: now in paperback.
- Published: 19 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 166 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781606995853 ISBN 10: 1606995855
Full description for The Raven
Back in 2003, Lou Reed paid tribute to poet Edgar Allan Poe with his sprawling album, The Raven. This gorgeous book of art and poetry, made in collaboration with Italian illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti, shares its title with that album and further explores Reed's fascination with Poe's work. Reed's poetically streetwise sensibility and style works in surprising harmony with Poe's dark chronicles of terror and despair, just as Mattotti's vivid, abstracted and enigmatic paintings perfectly complement Reed's haunting, contemporary interpretation of Poe's vision. An instant sellout when published in hardcover in 2011, this new softcover edition should leap off the shelves as well.