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Torment saint : the life of Elliott Smith

Author: William Todd Schultz
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elliot Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the 1990s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. The sadness had its sources in his life- he had suffered trauma from an early eage, years of drug abuse, and a chronic sense of disconnection that sometimes seemed self-engineered. Smith died violently in LA in 2003 of stab wounds to the chest.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Elliott Smith; Elliott Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Todd Schultz
ISBN: 9781408830475 1408830477
OCLC Number: 855704638
Description: 353 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Smith myth --
Hey mister, that's me up on the jukebox --
Center circle --
Raining violins --
Some reverse pyromaniac --
Yesteryear soon --
Sweet high notes --
Robot hand --
A symbol meaning infinity --
Can't make a sound --
Coda : the hero killed the clown.
Responsibility: William Todd Schultz.

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Elliot Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the 1990s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. The sadness had its sources in his life- he had suffered trauma from an early eage, years of drug abuse, and a chronic sense of disconnection that sometimes seemed self-engineered. Smith died violently in LA in 2003 of stab wounds to the chest.

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Brilliant, raw fuel for Schultz to add carefully collated detail and song deconstruction to explore a man in harrowing free-fall towards his 2003 suicide. **** * Mojo * A clear-eyed and devastating Read more...

 
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