Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man

Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man

by Robert Christgau


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062238795
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 844,061
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Christgau has covered popular music for Esquire, Newsday, Creem, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Blender, MSN Music, and The Village Voice, where he was a senior editor and chief music critic for thirty-two years. He is currently a columnist for Noisey.com, a contributing critic at NPR’s All Things Considered, and a Visiting Arts Professor at New York University. The author of three books based on his hundreds of Consumer Guide columns and two essay collections, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a National Arts Journalism Program Senior Fellow, and a Ferris Teaching Fellow at Princeton. Born and raised in Queens, he has lived in Manhattan’s East Village since 1965.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Eighty-Hour Week 13

2 The Two Sides of Murray Street 28

3 The Wonderful World of Jews 48

4 Nonconformism Can Be Fun 70

5 Vacillations 96

6 American Studies 125

7 The High'60s 149

8 Aftermath 209

9 Like a Horse and Carriage 247

10 Four Owners, Six Editors, One Paper 284

11 Bon Bon Vie 326

Acknowledgments 365

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