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Book Reports : A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading - Robert Christgau

Book Reports

A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading

Paperback Available: 3rd May 2019
ISBN: 9781478000303
Number Of Pages: 416

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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 as much as pop music itself-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
ISBN-10: 1478000309
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Available: 3rd May 2019
Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.66