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Hellfire
     

Hellfire

by Nick Tosches, Greil Marcus (Foreword by)
 

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The life of Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the most dramatic and tormented in rock 'n' roll history. "Hellfire" remains one of the most remarkable biographies ever written on Lewis . . . "nothing else comes close. . . . Sooner or later, "Hellfire" will be recognized as an American classic" (Greil Marcus).

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The life of Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the most dramatic and tormented in rock 'n' roll history. "Hellfire" remains one of the most remarkable biographies ever written on Lewis . . . "nothing else comes close. . . . Sooner or later, "Hellfire" will be recognized as an American classic" (Greil Marcus).

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer
Hellfire sets a new standard.
Boston Globe
Tosches' book is a work of art.
Esquire
The book is undeniably a feat — turning a sordid, tormented life into a rousing piece of poetic expressionism.
Newsday
The best rock 'n' roll biography ever written....There is a novelistic intensity to this story of scandal, tragedy, triumph and love....Riveting.
The Boston Globe
Tosches' book is a work of art.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Hellfire sets a new standard.
Rolling Stone
Quite simply the best rock and roll biography ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385297769
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/18/1989
Pages:
288

Meet the Author

A journalist who has also written three novels, Nick Tosches is an acclaimed biographer whose unconventional books -- Dino and The Devil and Sonny Liston among them -- illuminate some of America's more controversial, overshadowed talents.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
1949
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Education:
High school

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