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A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading

by Robert Christgau

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/05/2019

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In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic-his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from blackface minstrelsy to punk and hip-hop, artists from Lead Belly to Patti Smith, and fellow critics from Ellen Willis and Lester Bangs to Nelson George and Jessica Hopper. But Book Reports also teases out the popular in the Bible and 1984 as well as pornography and science fiction, and analyzes at length the cultural theory of Raymond Williams, the detective novels of Walter Mosley, the history of bohemia, and the 2008 financial crisis. It establishes Christgau as not just the Dean of American Rock Critics, but one of America's most insightful cultural critics as well.
ISBN:
9781478000303
9781478000303
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-05-2019
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
229x152mm

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