For your consideration as a way to show my gratitude to the founder of Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology (the print versions Volumes 1-7) and pay respect to the late Allen Ginsberg, who influenced both, I felt it only fitting to post the link to the book that gives reader’s a glimpse into the life of its creator and the relationship with Ginsberg which has led to all of…this.
A stunning memoir that not only explores Ian Ayres’s rich, vibrant and complicated past life, but also features his previously unpublished experiences with luminary legends such as Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, Edumund White and Quentin Crisp. More than just a book, Private Parts is an experience of teen angst, hangovers for breakfast, and raw enlightenment tripping over that cliff’s edge in the rye. It would not exist if Ayres were not a survivor. His crusty accounts of a boy’s life on the wild side explores the extreme boundaries of human behavior and amorality, offering a journey through his life from his early years in houses of ill repute to his expatriate life in Paris today.
Private Parts is available at Amazon.com as well as at French Connection which offers up some truly well-made and thoughtful documentaries and books (including all 7 volumes of Van Gogh’s Ear).
To read an excerpt from the book: https://theoriginalvangoghsearanthology.com/2013/01/30/scissors-to-widows-weeds-yoko-onos-cut-piece-2003-by-ian-ayres/
To read a poem from the book: https://theoriginalvangoghsearanthology.com/2013/07/19/word-painting-for-yoko-ono-by-ian-ayres/
For an interview with the author please see: https://theoriginalvangoghsearanthology.com/2013/01/23/an-interview-with-ian-ayres/
~ Tina Hall
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Is a lovely book Ian. Truly honest, there is much to be admired in that. I never get enough of your writing. Would love to see more.
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