A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was ReadingBook - 2019
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. -- adapted from back cover.
Publisher: Durham :, Duke University Press,, 2019
Description: xiv, 398 pages ; 23 cm
Branch Call Number: 028.9 Chr