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Book reports : a music critic on his first love, which was reading, Robert Christgau

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Book reports : a music critic on his first love, which was reading
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Book reports
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a music critic on his first love, which was reading
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Robert Christgau
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eng
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"A collection of book reviews and literary essays by Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau which 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." --
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In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, Robert Christgau shows readers a different side to his esteemed career with reviews of books ranging from musical autobiographies, criticism, and histories to novels, literary memoirs, and cultural theory
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10774324
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Christgau, Robert,
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780.9/04
Index
index present
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ML60.C53452
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C47 2019
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Musical criticism
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a music critic on his first love, which was reading
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Book reports : a music critic on his first love, which was reading, Robert Christgau
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Bibliography note
Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • I.
  • Collectibles.
  • The informer : John Leonard's When the kissing had to stop
  • Advertisements for everybody else : Jonathan Lethem's The ecstasy of influence
  • Democratic vistas : Dave Hickey's Air guitar
  • In the crucible of the party : Charles Keil et al. Bright Balkan morning
  • Defining the folk : Benjamin Filene's Romancing the folk
  • Folking around : David Hajdu's Positively 4th Street
  • Punk lives : Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please kill me
  • Biography of a corporation : Nelson George's Where did our love go?
  • Hip-hop faces the world : Steven Hager's Hip hop, David Toop's The rap attack, and Nelson George, Sally Banes, Susan Flinker, and Patty Romanowski's Fresh
  • Making out like gangsters : Preston Lauterbach's The chitlin circuit, Dan Charnas's The big
  • Payback, Ice-T's Ice, and Tommy James's Me, the mob, and music
  • Money isn't everything : Fred Goodman's The mansion on the hill
  • Mapping the earworm's genome : John Seabrook's The song machine
  • II.
  • From blackface minstrelsy to track-and-hook.
  • In search of Jim Crow : why postmodern minstrelsy studies matter
  • The old Ethiopians at home : Ken Emerson's Doo-dah!
  • Before the blues : David Wondrich's Stomp and swerve
  • Rhythms of the universe : Ned Sublette's Cuba and its music
  • Black melting pot : David B. Coplan's In Township tonight!
  • Bwana-acolyte in the favor bank : Banning Eyre's in griot time
  • Impolite discourse : Jim Derogatis's Let it blurt : The life and times of Lester Bangs
  • America's greatest rock critic, Richard Meltzer's A whore just like the rest, and Nick Tosches's The Nick Tosches reader
  • Journalism and/or criticism and/or musicology and/or sociology (and/or writing) : Simon Frith
  • Serious music : Robert Walser's running with the devil
  • Minutes of... : William York's Who's who in rock music
  • The fanzine worldview, alphabetized : Ira A. Robbins's Trouser press guide to New Wave Records
  • Awesome : Simon Reynolds's Blissed out
  • Ingenuousness lost : James Miller's Flowers in the dustbin
  • Rock criticism lives : Jessica Hopper's The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic
  • Emo meets Trayvon Martin : Hanif Abdurraqib's They can't kill us until they kill us
  • III.
  • Critical practice.
  • Beyond the symphonic quest : Susan Mcclary's Feminine endings
  • All in the tune family : Peter van Der Merwe's Origins of the popular style
  • Bel cantos : Henry Pleasants's The great American popular singers
  • The country and the city : Charlie Gillett's The sound of the city
  • Reflections of an aging rock critic : Jon Landau's It's too late to stop now
  • Pioneer days : Kevin Avery's Everything is an afterthought and Nona Willis Aronowitz's (ed.) Out of the vinyl deeps
  • Lives saved, lives lost : Carrie Brownstein's Hunger makes me a modern girl and Patti Smith's M Train
  • The cynic and the bloke : Rod Stewart's Rod : the autobiography and Donald Fagen's Eminent hipsters
  • His own shaman : RJ Smith's The one
  • Spotlight on the queen : David Ritz's Respect
  • The realest thing you've ever seen : Bruce Springsteen's Born to run
  • IV.
  • Lives in music inside and out.
  • Great book of fire : Nick Tosches's Hellfire and Robert Palme's Jerry Lee Lewis rocks!
  • That bad man, tough old Huddie Ledbetter : Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell's The life and legend of Leadbelly
  • The impenetrable heroism of Sam Cooke : Peter Guralnick's Dream boogie
  • Bobby and Dave : Bob Dylan's Chronicles : volume one and Dave van Ronk's The mayor of Macdougal street
  • Tell all : Ed Sanders's Fug you and Samuel R. Delany's The motion of light in water
  • King of the thrillseekers : Richard Hell's I dreamed I was a very clean tramp
  • Impoverished how, exactly? : Roddy Doyle's The woman who walked into doors
  • Sustainable romance : Norman's Rush's Mortals
  • Derring-do scraping by : Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue
  • Futures by the dozen : Bruce Sterling's Holy fire
  • Ya poet of the massa woods : Sandra Newman's The country of ice cream star
  • A darker shade of noir : the indefatigable Walter Mosley
  • V.
  • Fictions.
  • Writing for the people : George Orwell's 1984
  • A classic illustrated : R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis
  • The hippie grows older : Richard Brautigan's Sombrero fallout
  • Comic Gurdjieffianism you can masturbate to : Marco Vassi's Mind blower
  • Porn yesterday : Walter Kendrick's The secret museum
  • What pretentious white men are good for : Robert Coover's Gerald's party
  • The pop-boho connection, narrativized : Bernard F. Gendron's Between Montmartre and the Mudd club
  • Cursed and sainted seekers of the sexual century : John Heidenry's What wild ecstasy
  • Bohemias lost and found : Ross Wetzsteon's Republic of dreams, Richard Kostelanetz's Soho and Richard Lloyd's Neo-Bohemias
  • Autobiography of a pain in the neck : Meredith Maran's What it's like to live now
  • VI.
  • Bohemia meets hegemony.
  • Épatant le bourgeoisie : Jerrold Seigel's Bohemian Paris and T. J. Clark's The painting of modern life
  • The village people : Christine Stansell's American moderns
  • A slender hope for salvation : Charles Reich's The greening of America
  • The lumpenhippie guru : Ed Sanders's The family
  • Strait are the gates : Morris Dickstein's Gates of Eden
  • The little counterculture that could : Carol Brightman's Sweet chaos
  • The secret fundamentalists : Jeff Sharlet's The family
  • Dark night of the quants : ten books about the financial crisis
  • They bet your life : four books about hedge funds
  • Living in a material world : Raymond Williams's Long revolution
  • With a god on his side : Terry Eagleton's Culture and the death of god, culture, and materialism
  • My friend Marshall : Marshall Berman's Modernism in the streets
  • VII.
  • Culture meets capital.
  • Twentieth century limited : Marshall Berman's All that is solid melts into air
  • Dialectical cricket : C. L. R. James's Beyond a boundary
  • Radical pluralist : Andrew Ross's No respect
  • Inside the prosex wars : Nadine Strossen's Defending pornography, Joanma Frueh's Erotic
  • Faculties, and Laura Kipnis's Bound and gagged
  • Growing up kept down : William Finnegan's Cold new world
Control code
1046471130
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9781478000112
Lccn
2018042309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Book reports : a music critic on his first love, which was reading, Robert Christgau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • I.
  • Collectibles.
  • The informer : John Leonard's When the kissing had to stop
  • Advertisements for everybody else : Jonathan Lethem's The ecstasy of influence
  • Democratic vistas : Dave Hickey's Air guitar
  • In the crucible of the party : Charles Keil et al. Bright Balkan morning
  • Defining the folk : Benjamin Filene's Romancing the folk
  • Folking around : David Hajdu's Positively 4th Street
  • Punk lives : Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's Please kill me
  • Biography of a corporation : Nelson George's Where did our love go?
  • Hip-hop faces the world : Steven Hager's Hip hop, David Toop's The rap attack, and Nelson George, Sally Banes, Susan Flinker, and Patty Romanowski's Fresh
  • Making out like gangsters : Preston Lauterbach's The chitlin circuit, Dan Charnas's The big
  • Payback, Ice-T's Ice, and Tommy James's Me, the mob, and music
  • Money isn't everything : Fred Goodman's The mansion on the hill
  • Mapping the earworm's genome : John Seabrook's The song machine
  • II.
  • From blackface minstrelsy to track-and-hook.
  • In search of Jim Crow : why postmodern minstrelsy studies matter
  • The old Ethiopians at home : Ken Emerson's Doo-dah!
  • Before the blues : David Wondrich's Stomp and swerve
  • Rhythms of the universe : Ned Sublette's Cuba and its music
  • Black melting pot : David B. Coplan's In Township tonight!
  • Bwana-acolyte in the favor bank : Banning Eyre's in griot time
  • Impolite discourse : Jim Derogatis's Let it blurt : The life and times of Lester Bangs
  • America's greatest rock critic, Richard Meltzer's A whore just like the rest, and Nick Tosches's The Nick Tosches reader
  • Journalism and/or criticism and/or musicology and/or sociology (and/or writing) : Simon Frith
  • Serious music : Robert Walser's running with the devil
  • Minutes of... : William York's Who's who in rock music
  • The fanzine worldview, alphabetized : Ira A. Robbins's Trouser press guide to New Wave Records
  • Awesome : Simon Reynolds's Blissed out
  • Ingenuousness lost : James Miller's Flowers in the dustbin
  • Rock criticism lives : Jessica Hopper's The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic
  • Emo meets Trayvon Martin : Hanif Abdurraqib's They can't kill us until they kill us
  • III.
  • Critical practice.
  • Beyond the symphonic quest : Susan Mcclary's Feminine endings
  • All in the tune family : Peter van Der Merwe's Origins of the popular style
  • Bel cantos : Henry Pleasants's The great American popular singers
  • The country and the city : Charlie Gillett's The sound of the city
  • Reflections of an aging rock critic : Jon Landau's It's too late to stop now
  • Pioneer days : Kevin Avery's Everything is an afterthought and Nona Willis Aronowitz's (ed.) Out of the vinyl deeps
  • Lives saved, lives lost : Carrie Brownstein's Hunger makes me a modern girl and Patti Smith's M Train
  • The cynic and the bloke : Rod Stewart's Rod : the autobiography and Donald Fagen's Eminent hipsters
  • His own shaman : RJ Smith's The one
  • Spotlight on the queen : David Ritz's Respect
  • The realest thing you've ever seen : Bruce Springsteen's Born to run
  • IV.
  • Lives in music inside and out.
  • Great book of fire : Nick Tosches's Hellfire and Robert Palme's Jerry Lee Lewis rocks!
  • That bad man, tough old Huddie Ledbetter : Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell's The life and legend of Leadbelly
  • The impenetrable heroism of Sam Cooke : Peter Guralnick's Dream boogie
  • Bobby and Dave : Bob Dylan's Chronicles : volume one and Dave van Ronk's The mayor of Macdougal street
  • Tell all : Ed Sanders's Fug you and Samuel R. Delany's The motion of light in water
  • King of the thrillseekers : Richard Hell's I dreamed I was a very clean tramp
  • Impoverished how, exactly? : Roddy Doyle's The woman who walked into doors
  • Sustainable romance : Norman's Rush's Mortals
  • Derring-do scraping by : Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue
  • Futures by the dozen : Bruce Sterling's Holy fire
  • Ya poet of the massa woods : Sandra Newman's The country of ice cream star
  • A darker shade of noir : the indefatigable Walter Mosley
  • V.
  • Fictions.
  • Writing for the people : George Orwell's 1984
  • A classic illustrated : R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis
  • The hippie grows older : Richard Brautigan's Sombrero fallout
  • Comic Gurdjieffianism you can masturbate to : Marco Vassi's Mind blower
  • Porn yesterday : Walter Kendrick's The secret museum
  • What pretentious white men are good for : Robert Coover's Gerald's party
  • The pop-boho connection, narrativized : Bernard F. Gendron's Between Montmartre and the Mudd club
  • Cursed and sainted seekers of the sexual century : John Heidenry's What wild ecstasy
  • Bohemias lost and found : Ross Wetzsteon's Republic of dreams, Richard Kostelanetz's Soho and Richard Lloyd's Neo-Bohemias
  • Autobiography of a pain in the neck : Meredith Maran's What it's like to live now
  • VI.
  • Bohemia meets hegemony.
  • Épatant le bourgeoisie : Jerrold Seigel's Bohemian Paris and T. J. Clark's The painting of modern life
  • The village people : Christine Stansell's American moderns
  • A slender hope for salvation : Charles Reich's The greening of America
  • The lumpenhippie guru : Ed Sanders's The family
  • Strait are the gates : Morris Dickstein's Gates of Eden
  • The little counterculture that could : Carol Brightman's Sweet chaos
  • The secret fundamentalists : Jeff Sharlet's The family
  • Dark night of the quants : ten books about the financial crisis
  • They bet your life : four books about hedge funds
  • Living in a material world : Raymond Williams's Long revolution
  • With a god on his side : Terry Eagleton's Culture and the death of god, culture, and materialism
  • My friend Marshall : Marshall Berman's Modernism in the streets
  • VII.
  • Culture meets capital.
  • Twentieth century limited : Marshall Berman's All that is solid melts into air
  • Dialectical cricket : C. L. R. James's Beyond a boundary
  • Radical pluralist : Andrew Ross's No respect
  • Inside the prosex wars : Nadine Strossen's Defending pornography, Joanma Frueh's Erotic
  • Faculties, and Laura Kipnis's Bound and gagged
  • Growing up kept down : William Finnegan's Cold new world
Control code
1046471130
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9781478000112
Lccn
2018042309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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