Jonas Mekas - I had nowhere to go

Autobiography of Jonas Mekas in which he describes his survival in the displaced persons camps and his arrival in New York.

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Jonas Mekas has worked together with Andy Warhol, George Maciunas, John Lennon, and many others. In New York he was an influential figure in the New American Cinema, although he came to film-making relatively late. In 1944 Mekas and his younger brother Adolfas had to flee from the Nazis for copying leaflets. They were interned for eight months in a labour camp in Elmshorn. The Soviet occupation prevented him from returning to his native Lithuania after the war and, classed as a “displaced person”, he lived in DP camps in Wiesbaden and Kassel. Towards the end of 1949 he and his brother emigrated to New York. In his autobiography I Had Nowhere to Go he describes his survival in the camps and his arrival in New York. Mekas tells a universal story, that of an émigré who can never go back, whose loneliness in his new world is emblematic of human existence.

469 pp.
with 50 black/white-Illustrations
perfect bound softcover
Leipzig April, 2017
ISBN: 9783959051460
Edition Number: 1
Width: 12.5 cm
Length: 20.5 cm
Language(s): English

Author(s) Jonas Mekas
Artist(s) Jonas Mekas, Designer :Tobias Klett
Format Paperback with 50 black/white-Illustrations, perfect bound softcover
Year 2017
Language(s) English
Pages 469 pages
Publisher Spector Books