David Keith Lynch is a filmmaker, painter, musician, singer, sound designer, photographer, and actor.
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A salesman named Gregor Samsa wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature. This seminal work of fiction of the 20th century by Franz Kafka deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition and his family's reactions to his transformation.
Once I finished writing the script for a feature film adaptation I realised that Kafka’s beauty is in his words. That story is so full of words that when I was finished writing I realised it was better on paper than it could ever be on film. – source
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"The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri is a timeless and influential guide to aspiring artists, offering insights on the place of art and the artist in American society, as well as technical advice. As a leader of the Ashcan School of American realism, Henri encouraged his students and peers to create realistic art that reflected their everyday lives and experiences. This classic work is a must-read for art enthusiasts and is printed on premium acid-free paper.
I loved that book. I can't remember much of it now, but we used to carry it around and the art spirit sort of became the life and I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes and you paint and that's it maybe girls come into it a little bit, but basically its the incredible happiness of working and living that life. – source
Discover the ancient wisdom of India with The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam. This Mahapurana draws inspiration from the Vedas, Epics, and Puranas, and offers invaluable insights into Saktism and Tantrism. Translated by Swami Vijnanananda, this voluminous text is a landmark in the world of ancient texts, and a must-read for anyone interested in Indian history and spirituality.
One of the books given most as a gift. – source