The Rough Guide to Rock


Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 1858284570
Category: Music
Page: 1225
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap

Heroic Reputations and Exemplary Lives


Author: Geoffrey Cubitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 274
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Covering periods ranging from the later Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, these essays combine to offer a wide-ranging examination of the place of hero-worship and of exemplary biography in modern history and culture. The book seeks to contribute to a growing historical literature on the cults and reputations of heroes and other exemplary figures such as Plato, Isaac Newton, David Livingstone, Captain Scott, Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela. The essays explore and illustrate the diverse ways in which the lives and characters of specific individuals have been used as devices for talking about moral and cultural values and political and social identities.

The Rough Guide to Rock


Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
Category: Music
Page: 1225
View: 345

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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Boundaries in Pleasant Places

Reflections on a Cultural and Spiritual Pilgrimage
Author: John E. Huegel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514485338
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 156
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The book is divided in two parts. In the first, the author tells the story of his struggle to determine his home culture. He was born in Mexico on the south side of the Rio Grande but was raised by parents from the north side of the river, the United States. For a time, he felt at home in Mexico, on the south side, then tried to straddle the two cultures, and finally came to the conclusion that his home culture was on the north side, in the United States. The second part of the book tells the story of his spiritual pilgrimage, his call to the Protestant ministry, his struggle to determine the will of God, his place in life, and the specific nature of his ministry.

Rock

the rough guide
Author: Jonathan Buckley,Justin Lewis,Rough Guides (Firm)
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781858282015
Category: Music
Page: 1001
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Compiles rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap

Anthony Burgess

A Biography
Author: Roger Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466864524
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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Interviewer: "On what occasions do you lie?" Anthony Burgess: "When I write, when I speak, when I sleep." He was the last great modernist. Novelist, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, critic, Anthony Burgess's versatility and erudition found expression in more than fifty books and dozens of musical compositions, from operas, choral works and song cycles to symphonies and concertos. Here now is a kaleidoscope of a book--the culmination of twenty years of writing and research--about a man who remains best known for A Clockwork Orange, the source of Stanley Kubrick's ground breaking, mind bending and prescient film. Tracking Burgess from Manchester to Malaya to Malta to Monte Carlo, Roger Lewis assesses Burgess's struggles and uncovers the web of truth and illusion about the writer's famous antic disposition. Burgess, the author argues, was just as much a literary confidence man and prankster as a consummate wordsmith. Outrageously funny, honest and touching, Anthony Burgess explores the divisions that characterize its irascible subject and his darkly comic, bleakly beautiful world of fiction.

Über Bob Dylan

Schriften 1968-2010
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3841902642
Category: Music
Page: 640
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Greil Marcus verfolgt Bob Dylans Werk mit der Intensität eines Fans und der Hartnäckigkeit eines Detektivs - von Dylans Anfängen bis heute. Die Beiträge in diesem Buch reichen von Artikeln im amerikanischen Rolling Stone wie jedem berühmt berüchtigten über SELF PORTRAIT 1970, der vielleicht verschriensten Plattenkritik aller Zeiten, bis hin zu einer 30 Jahre später erschienenen Würdigung der Tiefen von OUT OF MIND. Das Ergebnis ist eine funkelnde und beständige Chronik einer über 40 Jahre andauernden Beziehung zwischen einem unvergleichlichen Sänger und seinem aufmerksamsten Zuhöhrer. GREIL MARCUS veröffentlichte zahlreiche Bücher, u. a. When That Rough God Goes Riding, Like a Rolling Stone, The Old, Weird America, The Shape of Things to Come, Mystery Train, Dead Elvis, In the Fascist Bathroom; 2009 erschien anlässlich des 20-jährigen Jubiläums eine Neuauflage seines Buchs Lipstick Traces. Seit 2000 lehrt er in Berkeley, Princeton und an der New School in New York; seine Kolumne »Real Life RockTop 10« erscheint regelmäßig im Believer. Er lebt in Berkeley.