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Morris, Mark (Subject/Author) & Stace, Wesley (Co-Author). OUT LOUD: A MEMOIR. New York City, NY: Penguin Press, 2019. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 374 pages. As New/As New.

The choreographer/author's memoir. One of the most important dance and cultural events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. "Signed Copy" round gold sticker pasted in front. Presents Mark Morris's "Out Loud: A Memoir". A full-fledged and triumphant collaboration between the iconic American dance figure of our time and the brilliant American novelist Wesley Stace. Takes up where Joan Acocella's ground-breaking and still-definitive biography, "Mark Morris" (1993), published 26 years ago, ends. A lot has obviously happened since then (Morris still requires every new dancer of his company to read Acocella's book), and Mark fills us in, with his characteristic and endearing grace, humor, and brilliance. Morris is one of the culture heroes of our time, a fact and stature that his memoir, for all its genuine humility and self-deprecation, celebrates and confirms: "Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative. 'Out Loud' is the big-hearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance" (Publisher's blurb). Long before "disruption" became the tiresome Silicon Valley/advertising/corporate cliche that it is today, Mark Morris was disrupting, with each new work, modern dance and contemporary Western culture itself. An absolute "must-have" title for Mark Morris collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the publisher's tipped-in page by Mark Morris. This title is a contemporary classic, and will be regarded as a great memoir. This is one of few such pre-signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Mark Morris did NOT tour to promote the book. He made exactly one appearance in New York City to launch the book. So the publisher graciously issued pre-signed copies, which promptly vanished, in order to fulfill public demand. A scarce signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent color plates. The greatest American choreographer of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK MORRIS AND JOAN ACOCELLA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0735223076. $50.00

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