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Jim Carroll: Books

Updated 30 September 2010

This page provides an overview of books by, about, and recommended by Jim Carroll. Click on the main headings or individual books to view details (including purchasing information).

Jim Carroll's Diaries/Prose

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  The Petting Zoo
The Petting Zoo
The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
Forced Entries
Forced Entries
 
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Jim Carroll's Poetry

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  Void of Course
Void of Course
Fear of Dreaming
Fear of Dreaming
The Book of Nods
The Book of Nods
 
       
  Living at the Movies
Living at the Movies

4 Ups and 1 Down
4 Ups and 1 Down

  Organic Trains
Organic Trains
 
       

Translations of Jim Carroll's Books

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French
French
French
French

Italian
Italian

Italian
Italian
Japanese
Japanese
       
Finnish
Finnish

Unknown
Star Books
Spanish?
Norwegian
Norwegian
Czech
Czech

Anthologies

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Portable Sixties Reader
Portable Sixties Reader
No cover art
The Fourth Sex:
Adolescent Extremes


Angel Hair

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
The Outlaw Bible
of American Poetry

Postmodern American Poetry
Postmodern
American Poetry

       
No cover art
Out of This World
American Childhoods
American Childhoods
No cover art
Another World
No cover art
The World Anthology
 

Photographs

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Angels, Anarchists & Gods


The Love Book

Resistance to Memory

Future Pop: Music
for the Eighties
     

Collaborations

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A Crackup at
the Race Riots


On the Level Everyday:
Selected Talks on Poetry
and the Art of Living

Cultural Context: Biographies & Histories

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The Virgin of Bennington

Patti Smith:
An Unauthorized Biography

   

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored
Oral History of Punk

Mapplethorpe

City Poet: The Life and
Times of Frank O'Hara
No cover art
We Gotta Get Out of
This Place: Popular
Conservatism and
Postmodern Culture

Holy Terror: Andy
Warhol Close Up

Marmalade Me
     

Books influenced by Jim Carroll

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The Acid House

Trainspotting

 
The Lone Ranger and
Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

 


Wonderland Avenue

The Crow
No cover art
Only Skin Deep
   

Books Recommended by Jim Carroll

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Still Can't See Nothin' Comin'
Still Can't See Nothin' Comin': A Novel
Daniel Grey Marshall
(March 2001)

"Dan Marshall's writing has the gritty purity and passion that can only be found in a first novel, not to mention an engrossing story. He shows not only talent, but a remarkable sense of judgment for his age."
--Jim Carroll

The Sonnets
The Sonnets (Poets, Penguin)
Ted Berrigan
(October 2000)

Jim Carroll and others read from The Sonnets at the St. Mark's Poetry Project in NYC on October 15, 2000.

Birth of the Cool
Birth Of The Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde
Lewis MacAdams
(February 2001)

"A dead-on hit!"
--Jim Carroll

 

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