Long Walk Home

Long Walk Home

by Natalie AdlerEric Alterman Regina Barreca and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 23/09/2019

  $31.01

Bruce Springsteen might be the quintessential American rock musician but his songs have resonated with fans from all walks of life and from all over the world. This unique collection features reflections from a diverse array of writers who explain what Springsteen means to them and describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by his music.


Contributors to Long Walk Home include novelists like Richard Russo, rock critics like Greil Marcus and Gillian Gaar, and other noted Springsteen scholars and fans such as A. O. Scott, Peter Ames Carlin, and Paul Muldoon. They reveal how Springsteen’s albums served as the soundtrack to their lives while also exploring the meaning of his music and the lessons it offers its listeners. The stories in this collection range from the tale of how “Growin’ Up” helped a lonely Indian girl adjust to life in the American South to the saga of a group of young Australians who turned to Born to Run to cope with their country’s 1975 constitutional crisis. These essays examine the big questions at the heart of Springsteen’s music, demonstrating the ways his songs have resonated for millions of listeners for nearly five decades.


Commemorating the Boss’s seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home explores Springsteen’s legacy and provides a stirring set of testimonials that illustrate why his music matters.

ISBN:
9781978805286
9781978805286
Category:
Music
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
23-09-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin is a writer and the author of several books, including Bruce, a biography of Bruce Springsteen published in 2012.

Carlin has also been a free-lance journalist, a senior writer at People in New York City, and a television columnist and feature writer at The Oregonian in Portland.

A regular speaker on music, art and popular culture, Carlin lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and three children.

Gillian G. Gaar

Gillian G. Gaar has written thirteen books, including The Doors: The Illustrated History, She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana, and Return of the King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback.

She was a contributor to Voyageur Press' Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History and has also written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. She lives and writes in Seattle.

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He published his first collection of poems, New Weather, in 1973. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Horse Latitudes (2006).

Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. From 1999 to 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and On Helwig Street, a memoir.

In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody's Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. He lives in Maine.

Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace has published four novels, including the international bestseller Misfortune. He recorded seventeen records under the name John Wesley Harding before reverting to his birth name for Self-Titled in 2013. His show Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders has been a fixture in New York City and beyond for ten years

Wayne Swan

In 2011 Wayne Swan was named Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year.

He was federal Treasurer from 2007 to 2013 and has been the member for Lilley since 1993.

He is the author of Postcode: the Splintering of a Nation (2005), and the much read and hugely influential essay '0.01 Per Cent: The Rising Influence of Vested Interests'.

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