Louis Moondog' Hardin was one of New York's most colourful characters and led one of the most improbable lives of the 20th century. He was a blind and homeless man who became a famous eccentric in New York and rose to prominence as an internationally respected music presence. Moondog's compositional style inspired the work of his former roommate, Philip Glass, who provides the introduction to the book. It also features a free download for a dozen previously unreleased Moondog recordings, including performances with Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Jon Gibson and more.'
Robert Scotto was a professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, until his recent retirement. His previous publications include a Critical Edition of Catch-22, a book on the contemporary American novel and essays on Walter Pater, James Joyce and other major nineteenth and twentieth century writers.