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Motel Chronicles

Motel Chronicles

January 2001
Trade Paperback · 110 Pages
$11.95 U.S. · $14.50 CAN · €8.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780872861435
City Lights Publishers

 

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Description

Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.