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This thing called life : Prince, race, sex, religion, and music

Author: Joseph Vogel
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What were Prince's politics? What did he believe about God? And did he really forsake the subject--sex--that once made him the most subversive superstar of the Reagan era? In this illuminating, thematic biography, Joseph Vogel explores the issues that made PRince one of the late 20th century's most unique, controversial, and fascinating artists"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vogel, Joseph, 1981-
This thing called life.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
(DLC) 2017045125
Named Person: Prince; Prince.; Prince, Musiker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Vogel
ISBN: 9781501333989 1501333984 9781501333972 1501333976
OCLC Number: 1004424856
Description: 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: This thing called life --
Not red, not blue, but purple: Prince and politics --
His own genre: Prince and sound --
We created this: Prince and race --
Something that you'll never understand: Prince and gender --
Let your body be free: Prince and sex --
Looking for the ladder: Prince and religion --
Transformed: Prince and death.
Responsibility: Joseph Vogel.

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Vogel briskly collates his evidence (songs, interviews, other critics) meticulously tracing patterns in Prince's evolution ... Illuminating though it is, his book can't quite crack Prince's Read more...

 
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