Collected Notes


I just watched Paterson by Jim Jarmusch tonight for the first time.

Wow! I really enjoyed the film and think it's Adam Driver's best role to date. Classic Jarmusch characters that were assessable and relatable. Golshifteh Farahani's portrayal of Laura was fantastic and endearing. I loved their relationship.

The film sparked my own creative side as an artist and writer. It made me want to write, paint and create.

I love studios, artist's workshops, writers desk and nooks. Paterson's basement had me constantly pausing the film just to look around.

I also was drooling over his library.

A list of books are below:

  • "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau

  • "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara

  • "Paterson" and "The Collected Earlier Poems" by William Carlos Williams

  • "The Fall" by Albert Camus

  • "The Walk" by Robert Walser

  • "Double Indemnity" by James M. Cain

  • "Bambi" by Felix Salten

  • "Alone and Not Alone" and "Great Balls of Fire" by Ron Padgett

  • "The Collected Poems" by Wallace Stevens

  • "On the Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988" by Kenneth Koch

  • "The Call of the Wild/White Fang" by Jack London

  • "Collected Poems, 1956-1987" by John Ashbery

  • "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness" by Sy Montgomery

  • "In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet's Portable Workshop" by Steve Kowit

  • "Selected Prose and Poetry" by Edgar Allan Poe

  • "Save the Last Dance for Satan" by Nick Tosches

  • "The New York Trilogy" by Paul Auster

  • "I Fought the Law: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller" by Miriam Linna & Randell Fuller

  • "Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005" by Lucy Sante

  • "Gone Man Squared" by Royston Ellis

  • "This Planet is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra" and "Prophetika Book One" by Sun Ra

  • "The Baltimore Atrocities" by John Dermot Woods

  • "Sweets and Other Stories" by Andre Williams

  • "Benzedrine Highway" by Charles Plymell

  • "I Remember" and "The Nancy Book" by Joe Brainard

  • "Monk" by Laurent de Wilde

  • "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East" by Scott Anderson

  • "Consider the Lobster and Other Essays" and "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace

  • "The Flowers of Evil" by Charles Baudelaire

  • "Up Above the World" by Paul Bowles

  • "Amerika" by Franz Kafka.

2 months ago

Matthew Hayhurst