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The triumph of vulgarity : rock music in the mirror of romanticism

Author: Robert Pattison
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an effort to describe in depth what vulgarity is, and how, with the help of ideas inherent in Romaniticism, it has slipped the constraints imposed on it by refined culture and established its own loud arts. The book disassembles the various myths of rock: its roots in black and folk music; the primacy it accords to feeling and self; the sexual omnipotence of rock stars; the satanic predilictions of rock  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pattison
ISBN: 0195038762 9780195038767
OCLC Number: 13699782
Description: xiv, 280 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The triumph of vulgarity: rock and romantic pantheism --
I am white, but o, my soul is black: the origins of rock in the romantic primitive --
Dreams of Elysian: blues, folk, and rock pantheism --
I formulate infinity: feeling, self, and growth in rock's forever now --
The road of vulgar excess: conventions of rock selfhood --
The zombie birdhouse and the great rock 'n' roll swindle: rock and the world --
Man and God at rock 'n' roll high school: popular culture and its critics --
De la musique avant toute chose: a rock aesthetic.
Responsibility: Robert Pattison.
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Robert Pattison's new book discusses Romanticism, and the cross-currents between it and popular culture, using rock music as the main example.  Read more...

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'This is a provocative, opinionated study about the origins of rock and about rock as an idea...He has produced a logical critical study, which, for all its paradoxes, many will find valid and Read more...

 
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