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The raven

Lou Reed (Author), Lorenzo Mattotti (Artist)
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
Print Book, English, 2012
First Fantagraphics books softcover edition View all formats and editions
Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, Washington, 2012
162 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
9781606995853, 1606995855
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