- Gebundene Ausgabe: 312 Seiten
- Verlag: Univ of Massachusetts Pr; Auflage: New. (30. September 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1558498265
- ISBN-13: 978-1558498266
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,1 x 22,9 cm
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Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 30. September 2010
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"Focusing on what Johnny Cash means to Americans, rather than recounting a straightforward biography or offering traditional music criticism, this book makes the argument that Cash simultaneously embodies the existential search for authenticity at the heart of 1950s American culture and the postmodern self-consciousness about performing the self that characterized late twentieth-century culture." -- Barbara Ching
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jonathan Silverman is assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and coauthor of The World Is a Text: Writing Reading and Thinking about Culture and Its Contexts.Visit the Fan Page for this book on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Nine-Choices-Johnny-Cash-and-American-Culture/154739237884675 -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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It seemed odd the author went to great lengths to point out the inaccuracies of the movie Walk the Line. It seems unlikely he would have written the book had it not been for the film. Maybe he should have pondered further the appeal of a film about the man in black before writing the book.
Cash's music has varied greatly over the years,and his life experiences have been even more so.To say that he was a Legend,is also an understatement.
When I first heard Kristofferson describe him ,as he did in my title;I really believed he summed up Johnny Cash as well as anyone could,and he probably knew and understood Cash and his musuc as well any person.
This book is real different from anything else I've read that tries to explain Cash ,his music and why he was such an icon.
I would say that this is a very studious book,in that the author must have done a huge amount of research on all the things that have been written or recorded about Cash.There are 24 pages of notes detailing the sources of information the author must have gathered perused and/or read.This alone,must have been a monumental task,and then to use it all to write this book.I also had the feeling that the author had never met Cash,nor spent much time with family or musicians who worked with and knew Cash intimately.An awful lot has been recorded about Cash over the years,and if you have followed Cash as long as I have,there is not too much in this book that will be new or surprising to you.
What the author does is take all this information and sort it out into nine choices that Cash made in both his personal life and career that resulted in him having one of the most interesting careers in music;and why he was so popular with such a wide spectrum of musical interests.
Even if you've read a lot about Johnny Cash and June Carter;you should find this a very interesting attempt to explain them.