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Ventura, Michael

Overview
Works: 51 works in 117 publications in 7 languages and 3,605 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Fiction  Drama  Blues (Music)  Rock music  Guitar music (Blues)  Guitar music (Rock)  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: LC149, 810.93520693
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Ventura
 
Most widely held works by Michael Ventura
We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy-- and the world's getting worse by James Hillman( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This furious, trenchant, and audacious series of interrelated dialogues and letters takes a searing look at not only the legacy of psychotherapy, but also practically every aspect of contemporary living--from sexuality to politics, media, the environment, and life in the city. James Hillman--controversial renegade Jungian psychologist, the man Robert Bly has called "the most lively and original psychologist we've had in America since William James"--Joins with Michael Ventura--cutting-edge columnist for the L.A. Weekly--to shatter many of our current beliefs about our lives, the psyche, and society. Unrestrained, freewheeling, and brilliant, these two intellectual wild men take chances, break rules, and run red lights to strike at the very core of our shibboleths and perceptions."--Publisher description
Texas flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Flood was the thunderclap from a clear blue sky. The album appeared in midsummer 1983, when most saw blues-rock as a quaint remnant of rock's past, introducing the power trio Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to an unexpecting world. Its raw crunch and confident swagger was undeniable. For rockers, Texas Flood had the right volume and drive; for blues purists, it dignified the tradition. For those seeking an anarchic, punk-like rush, it felt like a roaring, rattling train about to skip its tracks. For all, the album unveiled a new guitar genius who would come to show that much remained to be written in the book on electric guitar. The original ten tracks of Texas Flood - plus a never released concert performance by Stevie Ray and Double Trouble from Philadelphia that same summer - comprise this special 2-CD, 30th anniversary collection
Love streams by John Cassavetes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart
The zoo where you're fed to God : a novel by Michael Ventura( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of communication with animals. A middle-aged doctor, divorced from his wife and estranged from his son, finds solace in talking to animals in a zoo, wondering all the time whether he is not crazy. When he meets a woman who sings to them, he realizes he is not crazy, and even more important, he is not alone
Shadow dancing in the U.S.A. by Michael Ventura( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Frank Sinatra : a novel by Michael Ventura( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on Las Vegas gangsters whose hero is PI Mike Rose, a native son. Born of a gangster and a chorus girl, he was raised according to the code of the city--scared money never wins. Rose is hired by a woman to bump off her husband, an assignment which gets him into trouble
South Bronx hall of fame : sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres by Richard Goldstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night time losing time by Michael Ventura( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Allen by Terry Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terry Allen is the first comprehensive retrospective of this prolific artist's work. It opens with a previously unpublished celebration of Allen by Dave Hickey, then covers his three largest and most important series - JUAREZ, with critical commentary by Dave Hickey; RING, with commentary by Marcia Tucker; and YOUTH IN ASIA, with an interview of Terry Allen and commentary by Dave Hickey. It also explores Allen's other significant visual works - installations, public works and bronzes, and sculpture and works on paper. Highlighting an equally important part of the artist's oeuvre, Michael Ventura provides an insightful discussion of Allen's music. More than two hundred color and black-and-white images flow in and around the texts, providing a sweeping visual gallery of Allen's work in which, as Hickey observes, "not only are there no happy endings. There are no endings"--
Marilyn Monroe : from beginning to end : newly discovered photographs by Earl Leaf from the Michael Ochs Archives by Michael Ventura( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters at 3am : reports on endarkenment by Michael Ventura( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassavetes directs : on the set of Love streams by Michael Ventura( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983 visionary director John Cassavetes asked journalist Michael Ventura to write a unique film study - an on-set diary of the making of his film "Love Streams". Cassavetes laid out his expectations. He wanted 'a daring book, a tough book'. In Ventura's words, 'All I had to do for 'daring' and 'tough' was transcribe this man's audacity day by day.' "Cassavetes Directs" describes the creation of "Love Streams" shot by shot, crisis by crisis. During production, the director learned that he was seriously ill, that this film might, as it tragically turned out, be his last. Starring alongside actress and wife Gena Rowlands, Cassavetes shot in sequence, reconceiving and revising his film almost nightly, in order that "Love Streams" could stand as his final statement. Both an intimate portrait of the man and an insight into his unique filmmaking philosophy, "Cassavetes Directs" documents a heroic moment in the life of a great artist
If I was a highway : essays by Michael Ventura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forty-five essays--many of which first appeared in the Austin Chronicle--that convey the author's impressions of America, particularly Texas and the Southwest. Also includes photographs by Butch Hancock"--Provided by publisher
Multi-cultural literacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The issue of cultural literacy has been the subject of intense debate in the past two years. Several bestselling books about the deficiencies of our educational system as well as changes in basic curriculum at more than one major university have contributed to the fervor of this debate. Fueling the national controversy is the question of what body of knowledge constitutes cultural literacy. While many argue for a return to a "back to basics" curriculum, equally energetic voices call for a revised curriculum, one which embraces both traditional western classics and the classics of non-European cultures, among them African, Asian, and Latin American. This volume brings together thirteen essays which suggest the range of knowledge truly literate individuals need to possess. Essays by such writers as James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, Michelle Cliff, Paula Gunn Allen, Ishmael Reed, and Wendell Berry enlarge our perspective to include a variety of voices and heritages which contribute to the vibrant culture of the United States. Also included is a beginning list of names, places, dates, and concepts which are part and parcel of a multi-cultural fabric
Echo Park by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Los Angeles suburb of Echo Park, an aspiring actress takes care of her young son, tends bar and delivers stripper-grams, and plays landlady to a professional body builder and an insecure musician, both of whom pursue her romantically
The Mollyhawk poems by Michael Ventura( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Monroe : from the beginning to end : the newly discovered photographs by Earl Leaf from the Michael Ochs Archives by Michael Ventura( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting on moving steel by Michael Ventura( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell and high altitude! The thoughts, letters, and diary notes of a pilot in the Bomber command, R.A.F by Michael Seaven( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hear that long snake moan : Welt-Beat : vom Voodoo zum Walkman ; [Geschichte(n) der Rockmusik] by Michael Ventura( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The zoo where you're fed to God : a novel
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The zoo where you're fed to God : a novelThe death of Frank Sinatra : a novelTerry AllenMarilyn Monroe : from beginning to end : newly discovered photographs by Earl Leaf from the Michael Ochs ArchivesLetters at 3am : reports on endarkenmentCassavetes directs : on the set of Love streamsIf I was a highway : essaysMulti-cultural literacyMarilyn Monroe : from the beginning to end : the newly discovered photographs by Earl Leaf from the Michael Ochs Archives