The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, celebrity of Jodorowsky’s Dune, non secular guru in the back of Psychomagic and how of Tarot, innovator in the back of vintage comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature.
There hasn't ever been an artist just like the polymathic Chilean director, writer, and mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky. For 8 a long time, he has blazed new trails throughout a blinding number of inventive fields. whereas his psychedelic, visionary movies were celebrated through the likes of John Lennon, Marina Abramovic, and Kanye West, his novels—praised all through Latin the US within the comparable breath as these of Gabriel García Márquez—have remained mostly unknown within the English-speaking global. until eventually now.
Where the poultry Sings Best tells the glorious tale of the Jodorowskys’ emigration from Ukraine to Chile amidst the political and cultural upheavals of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Jodorowsky’s publication transforms kinfolk historical past into heroic legend: incestuous beekeepers conceal their crime with a residing cloak of bees, a czar fakes his personal demise to dwell as a hermit among the animals, a religious grandfather confides in simple terms within the ghost of a sensible rabbi, a transgender ballerina with a voracious sexual urge for food holds a would-be saint in thrall. Kaleidoscopic, exhilarating, and erotic, Where the chook Sings Best expands the vintage immigration tale to mythic proportions.
“This epic relatives saga, such as Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude in constitution and breadth, reads at a breakneck velocity. although ostensibly a novelization of the author's circle of relatives heritage, it's a raucous carnival of the surreal, mystical, and grotesque.”
"A guy whose existence has been outlined by way of cosmic ambitions."
—The big apple instances Magazine
"A nice eccentric original....A mythical guy of many trades.”
Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French filmmaker, playwright, actor, writer, musician, comics author, and non secular guru, top identified for his avant-garde movies together with Fando and Lis (1968), El Topo (1970)—which turned a cult hit and inaugurated the “midnight motion picture” phenomenon—The Holy Mountain (1973), and Santa Sangre (1989). As is documented within the contemporary movie Jodorowsky’s Dune, in 1975 he started to paintings on a large model of Frank Herbert's Dune—which was once to superstar Orson Welles and Salvador Dalí and to be scored by means of crimson Floyd—but used to be by no means made (a later model was once filmed via David Lynch). lately, after 23 years clear of the display, Jodorowsky published his autobiographical movie The Dance of Reality, approximately becoming up in a Chilean mining city. Jodorowsky himself, his spouse Valerie, and his sons Brontis, Axel, and Adan have all seemed in his films.
A circus clown and a puppeteer in his early life, Alejandro Jodorowsky left for Paris on the age of 23 to check mime with Marcel Marceau. He additionally befriended the surrealists Roland Topor and Fernando Arrabal, and in 1962 those 3 created the "Panic stream" in homage to the legendary god Pan. He grew to become a consultant within the paintings of the Tarot and prolific writer of novels, poetry, brief tales, essays, works at the Tarot and “psychomagic” therapeutic, and over thirty profitable comedian books, operating with such extremely popular comedian booklet artists as Moebius and Bess. stressed Books will submit the 1st English translations of 3 of his top recognized books: Donde mejor canta un pájaro (Where the chook Sings Best), El niño del jueves negro (The Son of Black Thursday), and Albina y los hombres perro (Albina and the puppy Men).