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Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon
     

Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon

by David Garrett Izzo
 

For 40 years Bruce Springsteen has been making music on his way to becoming an icon, the conscience of rock ’n’ roll, and one of the greatest live performers of his generation. This critical work examines the man, his music, the cultural importance of his narrative songs and the singular experience of his live performances. Particular attention is paid

Overview

For 40 years Bruce Springsteen has been making music on his way to becoming an icon, the conscience of rock ’n’ roll, and one of the greatest live performers of his generation. This critical work examines the man, his music, the cultural importance of his narrative songs and the singular experience of his live performances. Particular attention is paid to his political consciousness, including his alignment with the working poor, the unemployed, and Americans simply down on their luck. It also explores his role in politics in America, especially his endorsement of various politicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786459087
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Garrett Izzo is an emeritus professor of English who has published 16 books and 60 essays of literary scholarship, as well as three novels and two plays. He lives in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina.

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