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Accidentally like a martyr : the tortured art of Warren Zevon

Author: James Campion
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Warren Zevon songs are like chapters in a great American novel. Its story lies in the heart of his and our psyche. The lines are blurred. We never seem to know if we are looking in a mirror or peering through a window; we only know that when we listen we see something . The music sets the scene his voice a striking baritone, its narrator our guide through a labyrinth of harrowing narratives. The plot unfolds
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Warren Zevon; Warren Zevon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Campion
ISBN: 9781617136726 1617136727
OCLC Number: 1000582185
Description: xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Desperados under the eaves" --
"Studebaker" --
"Poor poor pitiful me" --
Excitable boy --
"Bad luck streak in dancing school" (interludes and symphony --
"Mohammed's radio" (live) --
"Ain't that pretty at all" --
Sentimental hygiene --
"Splendid isolation" --
"Searching for a heart" --
"The indifference of heaven" --
"My ride's here" --
The wind --
Backs turned looking down the path.
Responsibility: James Campion.

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