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by Alessandra De Benedetti,Jonathan Shaw

eBook Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes download ISBN: 0979723833
Author: Alessandra De Benedetti,Jonathan Shaw
Publisher: Free News Projects/Heartworm Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 360
ePub: 1697 kb
Fb2: 1314 kb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: mobi lit lrf azw
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

Local to NYC, Alessandra is the co-founder of UNTAME and is Partner and Director of Creative Development at Wallplay.

Local to NYC, Alessandra is the co-founder of UNTAME and is Partner and Director of Creative Development at Wallplay. Bookings are closed for this event.

Jonathan Shaw, the son of jazz legend Artie Shaw and the glamorous Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling, is a world-traveling outlaw artist, gonzo journalist, novelist, blogger, spoken-word performer, witch doctor, anti–folk hero, and underground philosopher

Jonathan Shaw, the son of jazz legend Artie Shaw and the glamorous Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling, is a world-traveling outlaw artist, gonzo journalist, novelist, blogger, spoken-word performer, witch doctor, anti–folk hero, and underground philosopher. He resides in Rio de Janeiro, with frequent visits to other home bases in New York City and Hollywood.

Jonathan Shaw’s Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes is a heartbreaking tome of diseased lust that oozes a tortured poetry of bloody sweat and sperm; a grotesquely beautiful love song steeped in the perpetual twilight horror of an unbearable trauma bond. An Odyssey in which the twin Furies of Addiction and Codependency bitch-slap you with a big dick whose own insatiable hunger attempts to feast again and again. And in return it feeds back to the izer a mad love, an overwhelming sex-magick magnet to the darkest forces of our own primordial essence

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Items related to Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. Though he knows they will destroy each other, Narcisa is an exquisite poison he cannot resist. Jonathan Shaw Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. ISBN 13: 9780979723834. Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. In the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, motorcycle-riding, nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos-known as Cigano-attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover, Narcisa, a crack-smoking philosopher prostitute.

Автор: Shaw Jonathan Название: Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes Издательство: HarperCollins USA .

Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes. In the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, motorcycle-riding, nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos-known as Cigano-attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa, a crack-smoking philosopher prostitute. As they navigate the chaos of her downward spiral-dragged deeper by the gravity of drugs, burglaries and violence, Cigano recounts a love affair doomed by insanity, dysfunction, and vice.

According to Johnny Depp, "If Hubert Selby Jr., Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neil Cassady, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the Marquis de Sade, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Edward Teach, Charley Parker, Iggy Pop, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Joe Coleman, Dashiell Hammett, E.M. Cioran and all of the Three Stooges had all been involved in some greasy, shameful, evil whorehouse orgy, Jonathan Shaw would surely be its diabolical, reprobate spawn." This first novel by Shaw, the internationally acclaimed tattoo artist and son of jazz legend Artie Shaw, unfolds in the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, where narrator Cigano attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa. As they navigate the chaos of her spiraling life of drugs, burglaries and violent mood swings, Cigano records a love affair doomed by sociopathy. With a fan base that includes Lydia Lunch (who provides an introduction), Depp, Jim Jarmusch and Iggy Pop, it is already a much-anticipated debut.
Comments: (7)
Yanki
From the first Chapter to the last Chapter this book touched me in more ways than any book has ever touched me. It is one of my most treasured books I own. It showed me how love can control ones very soul and how someone can love someone so much that they can sacrifice anything just to be with one person. It also helped me see myself in this book how Cigano Loved Narcisa no matter what she did or how she treated him he kept coming back at all cost and even the Cost of losing his soul to this woman. Although I am a woman I know what it feels like to love a man so deeply without conviction and without limitations. This author writes from his heart and I can't wait for his next book. This author is the one to watch and I look forward to many more books to come. This book is a book you can read over and over and I highly suggest this book. The love between a man and his illusion of this woman and his hopes for her is so heart touching. Where are those Cigano's out there? I wish I could find my Cigano and have that devotion. Oh and the love scenes in this book will have everyone's heart racing and to know such a spiritual love making truly exist. You will also see That Narcisa wants love and dreams of love but her addiction pulls her into her self and even though she knows Cigano's love for her she wants to punish him verbally since that was her way of her self punishment. Since she thought she didnt deserve that much devotion but she enjoyed it at the same time. He put up with all her actions since his love was so strong. You can feel his pain and you can feel her pain. But you can also feel yourself in this book if you ever had the enabler relationship going. It will let you see how it can affect your life if you allow it. I think this book should be on the college list for reading since it is a real eye opener. Bravo, Bravo to the author Jonathan Shaw and I hope to see many more books from you!
Zan
Shaw - is poetic brilliance at its best -

creative as electricity shooting through nimble fingers
becoming self aware in movement destined little digits
spider-crawling - how effortlessly it pours from quill
dawning of the prodigy emerging in written luminosity

wordsmith grandiose sanctified by the cadence of illustration
fine line work setting foundation to the kingdom of creation
metaphorically shading in the cracks neglected by the inkers of today
with gifted vision dynamics intense like freight train collision

setting forth to link the gospel of ink
through the bite of piercing scribe

usher in the new god of written luminosity

as a poetess I don't fall into novels easily -
many of the writers of today lack what Shaw feeds on

Creativity - Realism
taken to the edge of madness

Shaw weaves a mixture of blood and ink decorating his slate
in debauchery - wild women - all the structures frowned upon
by over righteous orbs - if one opens the first page
they are sure to never put the damn thing down

brilliant - outlandish - and bloody addictive
a writer that has quickly become a favorite of mine
and constant inspiration

~TammyGail~
Winasana
Jonathan Shaw is a wonderful writer who conveys such raw emotion and somehow can retain a sense of humor in the most messed up situations. Narcisa is about addiction. It's about the darkest place one can be in life and sadly it's true for a lot of people. Many have been trapped in that abyss of darkness and risen. In this book you are rooting for these characters to get out of the realm of drugs and sex addiction. I love this book. I am addicted to the way Jonathan writes. It's like you are there in the book. You can see, smell, taste, hear and feel what he writes. It's an excellent piece of work and I would highly recommend it. Anybody interested in writing should get this book just to absorb the perfection in how it's written. I look forward to reading the next one!
Lanadrta
Have you ever been with a new lover, someone you met on a beach somewhere, and they scare you? But you take them to your blanket anyway? And you gaze into their eyes anyway? And you give them your body, inch by spectacular inch? Anyway? Well, there is this moment when you realize you are about to lose yourself in the Other, so you hold hands to try to stay on this earthly plane. But you cannot, because, by now, their spirit has overtaken you, gotten inside of you, and started to rearrange things. Tiny animal noises emanate from your mouth or their mouth--you cannot tell whose anymore, because, at this point, you are one being.

It is not that way with all lovers, of course. And it is not that way with all books. But with Jonathan Shaw's Narcisa, it IS like that---it takes you beyond your mundane, day-to-day life, and plummets you straight into the Abyss, where Satan is your only tour guide and his dark angels attend your wounds.

You become something else after being with such a lover---and after immersing yourself in such a book. You become a person who was once predictable and easy to define, but is now someone beyond description or comprehension.

You can't really transmit something like this to anyone with mere words--they must fully experience it for themselves. There are things one simply cannot tell another person. They must have their own first-hand knowledge. Prison. Jail. Obsessive love run riot. Sex. Drugs. Murder. Betrayal. Love. Addiction. The Bottomless Pit. The Dark Night of the Soul. You get the picture.

Jonathan Shaw's protagonists, Cigano and Narcisa, are two lost souls, living in the gutter, but staring at the stars. These characters come from that special place where the animal meets the divine; the place where one fights the other for their stake in unspeakable things - things at once profane and sublime. These characters are both entertaining and tragic. They are the train wreck you cannot look away from, because to miss a single crucial detail would be a disservice to your own soul.

I always say that school gave me back my brains. It also did something to my nervous system that no amount of sex or accolades or external validation could ever do---Jonathan Shaw's Narcisa gives you back your soul and your heart in that same special way. It is a must read for anyone who struggles on this earthly coil with questions of sincerity, the search for God, or the tragic-comical, angelic and delusional quest for new life through another's body, mind and soul; questions whose answers are so disappointing and uninspiring, we might even consider death itself a worthy alternative.

Jonathan Shaw deals fearlessly with such questions, and hands them back to us in a way we can understand, and thereby be freed of our need to self-destruct in the face of such a drab disappointment of a world.

We are yours, Jonathan! Do whatever you want with us. Your book is not only life-changing, but might even teach us all how to be more bravely authentic. How to be courageous, even at the precipice of death. We are with you. We are you.

Do not look away from this book, dear reader. If you are of mediocre intellectual stock, of course, that would be the only way you ever could look upon such a harsh vision of Truth. But even if you have a suspect literary or genetic lineage, this book has the power to restore in you the divinity you were initially meant to manifest.

Narcisa is not for weaklings or idle spectators. This book is written for trail-blazing rebels like Shaw, readers and writers who make our world memorable.

Jonathan Shaw is at his finest and darkest here, but holding up a literary torch so blindingly bright, the reader can fight his own demons with it, while seeing exactly where, what, and who they are.

Lisa Douglass/JJ