Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More

by Mary Gaitskill, Daphne Carr
     
 

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Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines

Overview

Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines and blogs--Da Capo Best Music Writing is a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is revealing.

Editorial Reviews

Relix
"One of the few regular publications to be dependently open to every type of music imaginable . . . More eclectic than ever."
Signal to Noise
Quite a celebration of the vast enterprise known as music.

Library Journal
National Book Award finalist Gaitskill (creative writing, Syracuse Univ.; Veronica) and music journalist, critic, and scholar Daphne Carr are guest editor and series editor, respectively, for this book's seventh edition, which assembles a dizzying array of essays and concert and recording reviews. Such topics as the Beatles, Dolly Parton, R. Kelly, punk, Thelonious Monk, reggae, Bob Dylan, and disco are covered by about the widest range of authors possible, from established voices like Greil Marcus and Robert Christgau to the best emerging music writers. Record reviews as brief as four lines are juxtaposed with lengthy essays, and all exhibit a great diversity of rhetorical voices and writing styles. For students of music criticism or music fans with a catholic taste in the art form, this book is an essential read. Highly recommended for academic libraries with music and/or pop culture collections; highly recommended for larger public libraries; and recommended for smaller public libraries.-James E. Perone, Mount Union Coll., Alliance, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786735082
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
772 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novel Veronica, a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times' top five novels of the year. She is the author of Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Her story "Secretary" was the basis for the film of the same name. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University. She lives in New York. Daphne Carr is the author of Pretty Hate Machine, and her work appears regularly in the Associated Press, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1954
Place of Birth:
Lexington, Kentucky
Education:
B.A., University of Michigan, 1980

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