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Bruce Springsteen's America : the people listening, a poet singing

Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a portrait of Bruce Springsteen and the influence of his music on both the lives of ordinary Americans and on the American literary tradition, examining the meaning of his lyrics within a social, cultural, and philosophical context.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Coles, Robert.
Bruce Springsteen's America.
New York : Random House, ©2003
(OCoLC)639548195
Named Person: Bruce Springsteen; Bruce Springsteen; Bruce Springsteen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Coles
ISBN: 0375505598 9780375505591
OCLC Number: 52341589
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Conversations and xongs about life. --
II. A songwriter's traveling companions. --
III. Americans tell of hearing a singing poet of the people. --
A schoolteacher, "The E Street shuffle," and "Nebraska" --
"Saint in the city": A Lawyer --
"My drivin' life": a truck driver and "blinded by the light" --
"Darkness on the edge of town": a schooteacher and race --
"Factory", "Prove it all night" --
a Policemant takes on the "41 shots" of "American skin," "Johnny 99" --
Born in the U.S.A." : a businessman crisscrossing the country --
"Glory days" and "Tunnel of love": thinking of my husband, a businessman, traveling --
"My hometown": a student of mine whistling Bruce between classes --
"If I should fall behind": a Grandmother and her family --
IV. Afterword --
Song lyric credits.
Responsibility: Robert Coles.
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Offers a portrait of Bruce Springsteen and the influence of his music on both the lives of ordinary Americans and on the American literary tradition, examining the meaning of his lyrics within a social, cultural, and philosophical context.

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