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News |  23 Jul 2014 10:44 |  By RnMTeam

Jack White's record label releases limited edition book with own publication house

MUMBAI: Third Man Records, the independent record label founded by Grammy Award winning vocalist Jack White, presents its first commercially available book, 'Language Lessons: Volume I' through Third Man Books.

'The Language Lessons: Volume I' (LL:V1) box set includes a hardbound book of contemporary poetry and prose, two vinyl LPs of jazz, psychedelic-punk, poetry, blues and pop, and 5 pieces of hangable art all housed in a hard-case clothbound sleeve.

'Language Lessons: Volume 1' is a 321 page hardbound book, co-edited by Chet Weise and Third Man Books' own Ben Swank. It is filled with contemporary poetry and prose including over 20 award winning and/or nominated contemporary poets and authors such as Dale Ray Phillips- a Pulitzer Prize nominee in fiction, C.D. Wright- a National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle winner in poetry, and Adrian Matejka, a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry.

The book also contains two vinyl LPs of jazz, psychdelic-punk, poetry, blues and pop from artists such as William Tyler, Destruction Unit, Ken Vandermark, Sampson Starkweather and more. Language Lessons includes 5 pieces of frameable broadsides of poems by C.D. Wright, Frank Stanford, Brian Barker, Jake Adam York and Chet Weise with original art from former Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr, Hate illustrator Jim Blanchard, folk artist Butch Anthony and more.

LL:V1 will be Third Man Books' first commercially available book and signifies a strong intent for Third Man entering the universe of publishing. Third Man Books, like Language Lessons, aims to be fearless, imaginative, and hopes to be a welcome addition to what is already a very compelling and thrilling independent American literary landscape.

'Language Lessons: Volume I' is now available for pre-sale direct from the Third Man Store and will be available in discerning book and record stores the world over from 5 August.