Cosmic scholar

the life and times of Harry Smith
John Szwed
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"A biography of filmmaker, anthropologist, and mystic Harry Smith"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Szwed, John F., 1936- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.
Edition:First edition.


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505 0 |a Harry Smith : an introduction -- A boy's life -- Dark they were, with golden eyes -- Harry the Hipster -- Harry Smith in New York -- The anthologist -- The parapsychologist -- The anthropologist -- Nights in Bohemia -- Mahagonny -- Lost and found -- A New York ending. 
520 |a He was an anthropologist, filmmaker, painter, folklorist, mystic, and walking encyclopedia-- and Szwed considers Harry Smith to be one of the twentieth century's most overlooked cultural figures. From his time recording the customs of Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Florida to his life in Greenwich Village in its heyday, Smith was consumed by an unceasing desire to create a unified theory of culture. An insatiable creator and collector, Smith was responsible for the influential Anthology of American Folk Music and several pioneering experimental films, but was also an insufferable and destructive eccentric who was unable to survive in regular society, or keep himself healthy or sober. -- adapted from jacket 
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