RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 182731949 LA English T1 Hymns to the silence : inside the words and music of Van Morrison A1 Mills, Peter,, PB Continuum PP New York YR 2010 SN 9780826416896 0826416896 9780826429766 0826429769 AB "Neither biography nor chronological trawl, Hymns to the Silence is a detailed investigative study of Van Morrison's remarkable career. Peter Mills engages with his subject in a fresh and accessible style - often challenging the received wisdom. He looks at Morrison as a songwriter and specifically as an Irish writer, yet one who has worked primarily with American musical forms. ... Key themes and motifs are examined, as well as the ideas of place, home and exile and Morrison's periodic use of through-composition in major case studies of four of his best-regarded albums."--Back cover.