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David Keith Lynch is a filmmaker, painter, musician, singer, sound designer, photographer, and actor.
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The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka (Sep 11, 2009)
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"The Metamorphosis" (original German title: "Die Verwandlung") is a short novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find hi...
David Lynch
Nov 06, 2017
Once I finished writing the script for a feature film adaptation I realised that Kafka’s beauty is in his words. That story is so full of words that when I was finished writing I realised it was better on paper than it could ever be on film.     source
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The Art Spirit
by Robert Henri (Jun 26, 2019)
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First published in 1923, "The Art Spirit," by famed artist and teacher Robert Henri, has been an important and influential guide to aspiring artists for nearly one hundred years. Born Robert Henry Cozad in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1865, Henri studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Acad�mie Julian in Paris, and the Ѐcole de...
David Lynch
Apr 04, 2017
I loved that book. I can't remember much of it now, but we used to carry it around and the art spirit sort of became the life and I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes and you paint and that's it maybe girls come into it a little bit, but basically its the incredible happiness of working and living that life.     source
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The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam
by Swami Vijnanananda (Jul 05, 2007)
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The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam, of Mahapuranas. Its ideas trace source from all the major works of ancient India-the Vedas, the Epics and the Puranas. The translation of the voluminous text of the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam by Swami Vijnanananda is a landmark in the translation of ancient texts. This shall prove to be an invaluable boon to the students of ...
David Lynch
One of the books given most as a gift.     source
That Motel Weekend
by James Donner (Dec 31, 1963)
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One of the books given most as a gift.     source