Patti Smiths Horses

Patti Smiths Horses

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Patti Smiths Horses by Philip Shaw, Patti Smith

Described as the perfect fusion of poetry and garage band rock and roll (the original concept was "rock and Rimbaud"), Horses belongs as much to the world of literary and cultural criticism as it does to the realm of musicology. While Horses pays homage to the record's origins in the nascent New York punk scene, the book's core lies in a detailed analysis of Patti Smith's lyrics and includes discussions of lyrical preoccupations: love, sex, gender, death, dreams, god, metamorphosis, intoxication, apocalypse and transcendence. Philip shaw demonstrates how Horses transformed the possibilities of both poetry and rock music; and how it achieved nothing less than a complete and systematic derangement of the senses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826427922
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Series: 33 1/3 Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,301,715
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Philip Shaw is a Reader in the Department of English at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (2002) and The Sublime (2006). He writes songs and plays guitar in the group Alberteen:

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