Motel Chronicles

Motel Chronicles

Sam Shepard / Oct 21, 2019

Motel Chronicles 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 Ill

  • Title: Motel Chronicles
  • Author: Sam Shepard
  • ISBN: 9780872861435
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 fMotel 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.

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      • Sam Shepard

        Sam Shepard was an American artist who worked as an award winning playwright, writer and actor His many written works are known for being frank and often absurd, as well as for having an authentic sense of the style and sensibility of the gritty modern American west He was an actor of the stage and motion pictures a director of stage and film author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs and a musician.


    172 Comments

    1. god damn! this writing is perfect, bittersweet, humble, exhilarating. shepard creates a world you will not quickly forget - the other reviews i read of motel chronicles on this site echo my sentiment: you'll recall your first time meeting this book like you would a good friend. great for dingy busrides or quiet fall evenings with a bottle of whiskey.


    2. The story, and the longest in the collection, tells about the injury to the brain of his mother-in-law Scarlett, Johnny Dark's wife, and their family alliance for all chipping in, bringing her home after surgery, and helping to bring her back into the world. A wonderful story. And one of several well-worth reading in this collection.


    3. ¿Puedo enamorarme de un libro? Yo lo estoy de éste.Es alucinante, quizá pueda influir lo obsesionada que estoy por los States y especialmente por el oeste americano pero pensándolo bien no, es un libro magnífico por sí mismo sin necesidad de que el lugar te fascine más o menos.Este libro se compone, como adelanta la sinopsis de Anagrama, de trozos de vidas, sensaciones y anécdotas de personajes que nunca llegan a ser introducidos del todo. Se intuye por ejemplo que el padre que se mencio [...]


    4. Here's an example of why I love this book and give it five stars.Sam Shepard, Motel Chronicles.  'I remember trying to imitate Burt Lancaster's smile after I saw him and Gary Cooper in Vera Cruz. For days I practiced in the back yard. Weaving through the tomato plants. Sneering. Grinning that grin. Sliding my upper lip up over my teeth. After a few days of practice I tried it out on the girls at school. They didn't seem to notice. I broadened my interpretation until I started getting strange re [...]


    5. You know how some people talk about books as being their friends? This one always feels like a good buddy I haven't seen in years. Best memory: the first time I read it, sitting in the basement of the library at NCSA. Coming upstairs feeling like I'd been somewhere.


    6. Το 2015 διάβασα το "Διασχίζοντας τον παράδεισο", μια συλλογή με σαράντα σύντομα διηγήματα του συγγραφέα. Είχα μαγευτεί από την γλώσσα του, τις περιγραφές του, την μελαγχολική ατμόσφαιρα των ιστοριών του. Ε, το ίδιο έγινε και με το βιβλιαράκι που μόλις τελείωσα. Έχουμε να κάνουμ [...]


    7. Beautiful, man, just beautiful. It is Shepard's elegant and clean prose the lift his sketches of life to great heights. It is something you can read and re-read in years to come with great pleasure.


    8. Classic Shepard- I loved so many of these short stories- he makes it all seem so easy (writing) (storytelling) the dust, the road, the musing This one is definitely a keeper.


    9. Este es un hermoso libro de historias cortas, algunas autobiográficas (que tranquilamente podrían ser parte de su diario íntimo) y otras no tanto situadas en el oeste Americano, muchas de ellas comparten personajes, pero hay que aguzar bien los sentidos para descubrir quién es quién. Las historias están escritas de un modo simple, en un lenguaje claro y ágiles a la hora de leer. Cada escrito que contiene el libro es una imagen que el autor nos regala, son tan ricas en detalles que nos ayu [...]


    10. There is a certain lawlessness to Shepard's writing, a sense of being able to disappear into the night or the desert. The anonymity of a motel, the 80s frontiersman with a stolen car trying to pick up girls. Something that's been lost in new America, in the 00's. A sense of vagabonds and cheap cigarettes and wilderness, real American danger like coyotes and rattle snakes. Shepard's writing is atmospheric and immediately centers you in his world, in the past (a past that is not so long ago, but f [...]


    11. De lejos, una gran recopilación de cuentos, extractos autobiográficos y poemas de carretera. El descanso, el hecho de detenerse y estar en un sitio, se convierte en una condena. El hombre necesita movimiento. Necesita conectarse con su lado más humanonetrar en sí mismo. Los cuentos son el reflejo del monótono sur norteamericano; visto bajo la lupa de alguien que se examina a sí mismo en el proceso. Libro corto, entretenido, pero por encima de todo, muy vivo, demasiado vivotanto que asusta. [...]


    12. This is a great place to start with Sam Shepard. Using the short form he sketches out the world that is so beautifully realized later in the Wim Wenders masterpiece Paris, Texas. This book in combination with the early Will Oldham recordings were hugely influential on me. I think it's time to revisit this collection.


    13. Worth reading, just for his voice and choice of words. But it's a mistake to read this like you normally read a book. It's a sketchbook of words, an unpacking of images and memories that could be read in any order. It's vast the way the west is vast and compact like a man feels in the face of the big western sky.


    14. Such great short quips, poems, or long stories, all created from the creative playright known as Sam Sheppard. Took a while to find a print of this for some reason. 'Twas recommended to me (indirectly) by Karl Hyde of Underworld. A good, good break-from-the-norm book.


    15. Read this one when you're looking for something different. Only one piece even reaches the length of a short story. The rest are little snippets of travel, the American west, life, and they're often quite powerful.


    16. After reading the description of this, I was expecting the typical "wandering white dude" book a la On the Road (barf), but this was just so lovely, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It's a collection of autobiographical vignettes, essays, poems, and photos from the original hipster fox, Sam Shepard (see here) (MEOW). I'm sort of over this style of writing-- short, dry, choppy sentences and lots of fragments-- but the content was very evocative and clever, and there was at [...]


    17. bir kaç gün önce yaşamdan ayrılan Sam Shepard'ın kişisel notlarını okumak. Ufak ayrıntılar, kısa şiirler, kısa anlar ama kitabın sonuna doğru babasının beyin kanaması hakkında yazdıkları. Kaliforniya civarlarında dolaşırken küçük bir not defterine yazdıkları. Motellerde geçirmiş olduğu zamanlara yaşama adanmış yaşarken içimizdeki boşluğu doldurmak için ne de çok vakit harcıyoruz, bazen çok uzun, bazen çok kısa sürüyor, değil mi?


    18. I might be a bit biased against this book because of my preconceptions. I stumbled across this in a library catalog looking for books about motels, and when I saw that this was a collection of writing by probably my favorite living American playwright and photos to boot, I went to the trouble of having it paged from the off-site annex of what is already a closed-stack library, reading it under the strict conditions of the Special Collections Reading Room, andnding it utterly disappointing. The n [...]


    19. I read this back when I was in graduate school. Shepard's passing makes me want to re-read this book again to get in touch with my literary roots and influences. One of my stories that came out this time was "Mojave Green" (currently featured in the collection The Roads We Must Travel) which prompted one author to claim at the time that the story reminded him of Shepard's script, Paris, Texas.


    20. A star con lo zoppo s'impara a zoppicare. Tutto il tempo passato accanto a Dylan ha fatto un gran bene alla scrittura di Sam. Che siano le poesie dalle metriche liberissime o i frammenti sgangherati di una vita sempre on the road, il richiamo è fortissimo alla sensibilità dell'uomo di Duluth. L'occhio osserva con vista laterale, la mente rielabora acuta. L'America migliore è quella che non esiste.


    21. Reading what so ever written by Shepard means going through a shortened social history of America after ww II, and up till the end of 20.century. Plots are so simple and dialogues are not very much sophisticated. Maybe some of works by Shepard are not as interesting as the others, but for those whom are interested in sociology, and drama as writing-art, will enjoy reading or watching works by Shepard. Reading simple and plain plays by Shepard gives you dare to sit and write about whatsoever plot [...]


    22. Reading a collection of Shepard's work is like diving into his brain. Motel Chronicles is possibly the best as his often fragmentary, scattered works are tied to an engaging pathos regarding his mother, who reoccurs in characters, as guides, and manners of existing among the dissolution and degradation of the landscape that Shepard loves.


    23. Read this in Chicago, traveling by myself, sitting alone in a hostel listening to sad songs just days before Christmas. If you have the oppertunity I highly reconmend reading it in that exact situation.


    24. Honest, and sometimes raw, portrayals via poetry, essays, short stories and bits of biographical info. Very moving, and sometimes difficult to read due to its frankness and sometimes negative view of life. The man is a genius, among other things.


    25. This is the place to be, he thought. Right here. In the middle. Smack in the belly of California where he could eyeball both from a distance. He could live inside the intestines of this valley while he spied on the brain and the genitals.


    26. I return to the Motel Chronicles from time to time for it's spare sad prose. It's not for everyone. The easy way to describe this slim book to people is: If you enjoyed the movie, Paris, Texas, you'll love the Motel Chronicles.


    27. I fell in love with Sam Shepard after reading 'Great Dream of Heaven' last year. This one was rather disappointing. It felt more like reading someone's creative writing exercises than an actual collection of literary work.


    28. This is my first brush with Shepard apart from the masterpiece film "Paris, Texas," which he wrote and was based on some of the stories here. If you loved the elegiac, heartfelt tone of that film, you can't go wrong with this collection of lyrical stories and poems. Highly recommended.



    29. A re-re-read, and still tingling all the bells.Probably his best prose work outside the plays. Dreamy, skilled, potent.


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