Gerard Malanga has been acclaimed as a poet, photographer, and filmmaker. Resistance to Memory is a compilation of his photographic portraits taken during the 1970s, many never before published. Included are remarkable photographs of the legendary cultural, artistic, literary, and musical personalities of our time, including: Robert Mapplethorpe, Jasper Johns, George Plimpton, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Abbie Hoffman, Nico, Candy Darling, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Durrell, Roman Polanski, William Burroughs, and many more. Many of these people were and are friends of Malanga, and as a result the portraits display an unparalleled intimacy. Malangas keen photographic eye and acute sensibility come alive in a style that is revealing, and never artificial. The book features texts by Thurston Moore, a founding member of the band Sonic Youth, and the late Ben Maddow, one of the great visual critics of twentieth century film and photography.