Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

by Ellen Willis
     
 

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From the New Yorker’s inimitable first pop music critic comes this pioneering collection of essays by a conscientious writer whose political realm is both radical and rational, and whose prime preoccupations are with rock ’n’ roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. Here Ellen Willis assuredly captures the thrill of music, the disdain of

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From the New Yorker’s inimitable first pop music critic comes this pioneering collection of essays by a conscientious writer whose political realm is both radical and rational, and whose prime preoccupations are with rock ’n’ roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. Here Ellen Willis assuredly captures the thrill of music, the disdain of authoritarian culture, and the rebellious spirit of the ’60s and ’70s.

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"If this book can be said to make one central assumption, it is that there really is such a thing as liberation." —Ellen Willis, from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816680788
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
07/02/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,385,556
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Ellen Willis (1941-2006) was the first pop music critic for the New Yorker and an editor and columnist at the Village Voice. A groundbreaking radical leftist author and thinker, she has contributed to numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and the Nation, and was the founder of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. Her work is published in three other books of essays: Out of the Vinyl Deeps, No More Nice Girls, and Don’t Think, Smile!

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