Freakshow: Misadventures in the Counterculture, 1959-1971 by Albert Goldman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Freakshow: Misadventures in the Counterculture, 1959-1971

Freakshow: Misadventures in the Counterculture, 1959-1971

by Albert Goldman
     
 

The pop-music critic for Life, Albert Goldman also wrote for the New York Times, Commentary, and several other magazines. Freakshow collects over 50 pieces that examine entertainment and pop culture of the sixties, written with a fan's adoration and a cynic's eye for self-indulgence and willing exploitation. His subjects include rock stars (Jim Morrison, Mick

Overview

The pop-music critic for Life, Albert Goldman also wrote for the New York Times, Commentary, and several other magazines. Freakshow collects over 50 pieces that examine entertainment and pop culture of the sixties, written with a fan's adoration and a cynic's eye for self-indulgence and willing exploitation. His subjects include rock stars (Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Elvis, and many more), jazz musicians (John Coltrane and others), blues legends (such as B. B. King), comedians (e.g. Lenny Bruce and Rodney Dangerfield), novelists (Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe), and topics that defy categorization—Tiny Tim, the Rockettes, and psychedelics. Writing in flamboyant, idiosyncratic prose, Goldman's account of pop's most explosive ten years is as provocative and alarming as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411697
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Albert Goldman (1927-1994) also wrote The Lives of John Lennon, Ladies and Gentlemen—Lenny Bruce, and Elvis: The Last 24 Hours.

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