Jules Siegel

Jules Siegel

Jules Siegel (born October 21, 1935, New York City) is a writer and graphic designer whose work has appeared over the years in "Playboy, Best American Short Stories", Library of America's "Writing Los Angeles," and many other publications. He occasionally contributed book reviews to the "San Francisco Chronicle", and he administers [http://www.newsroom-l.net newsroom-l] , an email discussion list for journalists.

His articles about Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan and Thomas Pynchon and other prominent Americans are primary (and often unique) sources of information based on his personal acquaintance and extensive direct interviews with the subjects. They are often cited in scholarly and historical worksFact|date=April 2008. "Goodbye Surfing Hello God!" has been anthologized several times (most recently in [http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415975001&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3DThe%2BRock%2BHistory%2BReader The Rock History Reader] by [http://finearts.syr.edu/cateforiscv.doc Theo Cateforis] ) and is used as a primary source in every book about Brian Wilson's struggle to complete Smile!, his teen-age symphony to God.

He has lived and worked in Mexico since 1981, in Cancún since 1983. He is also active in the field of book art. Three of his works are in the [http://library.moma.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?SAB1=jules&BOOL1=any+of+these&FLD1=Keyword+Anywhere+%28GKEY%29&GRP1=AND+with+next+set&SAB2=siegel&BOOL2=any+of+these&FLD2=Keyword+Anywhere+%28GKEY%29&GRP2=AND+with+next+set&SAB3=&BOOL3=any+of+these&FLD3=Keyword+Anywhere+%28GKEY%29&PID=BJgLlF6sw4dvYZkKITuBUSwSlxnEg&SEQ=20070127214357&CNT=25&HIST=1 Artists Books Collection] of the Museum of Modern Art. His books and calligraphic journals were exhibited at [http://www.franklinfurnace.org Franklin Furnace] in 1978. Ample material on his life and works can be found in the links below.

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* [http://www.cafecancun.com/bookarts/jsiegel.shtml Who is Jules Siegel?] - curriculum and selected credits


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