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: 9780062238801
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,259,517
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Christgau has covered popular music for Esquire, Newsday, Creem, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Blender, and MSN Music, and from 1969 until 2006 for The Village Voice, where he was a senior editor and chief music critic for thirty-two years. He is currently a columnist for Billboard.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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