"Journals" by Kurt Cobain

Essay by gtrst87ohs@cs.comHigh School, 10th gradeA+, March 2004

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The book which I was currently reading is called Journals. Journals is just photographs taken of the journals that Kurt Cobain wrote. They had found over two dozen of his journals in a safe and they got them out and then published them into one big book. Kurt Cobain already died. He committed suicide and he was the guitarist/vocalist from the very popular sub-pop rock known as Nirvana. Nirvana is from the Seattle band click, but they are originally from Olympia Washington. In the first pages of the book, before the title page, there is a small paragraph that says, ?Don?t read my diary when I?m gone.Ok, I'm going to work now, when you wake up this morning, please read my diaries. Look through my things, and figure me out.?

The journal can have positive and negative writing towards the reader. In the first pages, it talks about the band releasing their first single.

Kurt sends letters to different record labels and recording studios. On page 8, Kurt states ?Do you think you could PLEASE send us a reply of F*** off, or not interested so we don?t have to waste more money sending more tapes? thanks, Nirvana." Kurt doesn't waste time so he writes what he thinks about. On page 10, there is a letter to his drummer saying that they need to fire him. Kurt expresses himself in many different ways. One way is drawing comics. Most of them aren?t really appropriate but it gets the readers attention. Most of the book is just pages of his journals. There are pages talking about some future music videos and unreleased songs.

He writes to some groups like the Melvins, saying that they have really been an inspiration. He says ?I was stoned a lot when I was...