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The Madonna companion : two decades of commentary

Author: Carol Benson; Allan Metz
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the first time, reviews, interviews, and articles about Madonna from the popular to the academic press are gathered together to give a complete picture of the performer and phenomenon who has shaken the music business and American culture to the core."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Madonna companion.
New York : Schirmer Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)671558019
Named Person: Madonna; Madonna; Madonna; Madonna (Sängerin)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Benson; Allan Metz
ISBN: 0028649729 9780028649726
OCLC Number: 39485042
Description: xvii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Madonna / J. D. Considine --
Pt. 1. Material Girl: Madonna on Record and Stage. Like a Virgin (1985) / People Magazine. Concert Review: Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles (1985) / Variety. Madonna is Nobody's Toy (1986) / Robert Hilburn. Like a Veteran: Madonna's Tour Reveals her Savvy, Show-Biz Side (1987) / Brett Milano. Ex-"Boy toy" Madonna Transforms Herself into Adult on Like a Prayer (1989) / Jonathan Takiff. Concert Review: Hollywood Los Angeles Sports Arena (1990) / Variety. Without the Videos, her Albums just Aren't the same (1990) / Greg Kot. The Madonna Pornucopia: Sex for the Coffee Table and Erotica for the Ears (1992) / Richard Harrington. Madonna Goes to Camp (1993) / Richard Corliss. Pillow Talk (1994) / Steve Dollar. Madonna Captures the Moment and Sees the Spiritual Light (1998) / Joan Anderman --
Pt. 2. Open your Heart to me: Madonna and the Press. Madonna: She's One Lucky Star! (1984) / Teen Magazine. Madonna! (1985) / Denise Worrell. Madonna Cleans up Act but her Music Remains True Blue to Controversy / Stephen Holden. Confession of a Catholic Girl (1989) / Becky Johnston. Face-to-Face with Madonna (1996) / Edna Gundersen. New Tune for the Material Girl: I'm Neither (1998) / Ann Powers --
Pt. 3. Papa, Don't Preach: Madonna as Phenomenon. Madonna Rising: The wild and Funky Early Years in New York (1991) / Christopher Anderson. Madonna Rocks the Land (1985) / John Skow. A Mad, Mad World of "Madonnas" (1985) / Mary Rourke. Virgin Territory: How Madonna Straddles Innocence and Decadence (1985) / Joel D. Schwartz. Single Sex and the Girl (1991) / Joseph Sobran. Madonna Sells her Soul for a Song (1989) / Ed Siegel. Why Madonna Can't keep her Clothes on (1993) / William Cross. Playing the Shock Market (1992) / Matthew Gilbert. Madonna and other Arthurs (1993) / Molly Ivins. Madonna (1993) / Steve Allen --
Pt. 4. Like a Virgin: Madonna as Video Star. Venus of the Radio Waves (1990) / Camille Paglia. Immaterial Girl? (1998) / Tamara Ikenberg. Like a Critique: A Postmodern Essay on Madonna's Postmodern Video "Like a Prayer" (1989) / Stephen E. Young. Face-Off: Madonna's "Like a Prayer": This Video Affirms Religious Principles (1996) / Liz Rosenberg. This Video is Offensive to Believers (1996) / Donald Wildmon. Our Lady of MTV: Madonna's "Like a Prayer" (1992) / Carla Freccero. Justify my Ideology: Madonna and Traditional Values (1992) / Janelle L. Wilson and Gerald E. Markle. Animality and Artifice (1992) / Camille Paglia --
Pt. 5. Justify my Love: Madonna and the Academy. Make my Rainy Day (1992) / Daniel Harris. Gender Politics and MTV: Voicing the Difference (1990) / Lisa A. Lewis. Unlike a Virgin (1990) / Luc Sante. Madonna (1992) / Jane Miller. Madonna's Postmodern Feminism: Bringing the Margins to the Center (1992) / Cathy Schwichtenberg. Guilty Pleasures (1996) / Pamela Robertson. Electrifying Fragments: Madonna and Postmodern Performance (1996) / Mark Watts.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Benson and Allan Metz.

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Drawing on a range of articles, interviews, reviews and research, this book presents the Madonna story from her emergence in 1984 as a teen pop dance queen through her controversial videos of the  Read more...

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