The Resource Going into the city : portrait of a critic as a young man, Robert Christgau

Going into the city : portrait of a critic as a young man, Robert Christgau

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Going into the city : portrait of a critic as a young man
Title
Going into the city
Title remainder
portrait of a critic as a young man
Statement of responsibility
Robert Christgau
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of our great essayists and journalists--the Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau--takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is both a love letter to a New York long past and a tribute to the transformative power of art. Lifelong New Yorker Robert Christgau has been writing about pop culture since he was twelve and getting paid for it since he was twenty-two, covering rock for Esquire in its heyday and personifying the music beat at the Village Voice for over three decades. Christgau listened to Alan Freed howl about rock 'n' roll before Elvis, settled east of Manhattan's Avenue B forty years before it was cool, witnessed Monterey and Woodstock and Chicago '68, and the first abortion speak-out. He's caught Coltrane in the East Village, Muddy Waters in Chicago, Otis Redding at the Apollo, the Dead in the Haight, Janis Joplin at the Fillmore, the Rolling Stones at the Garden, the Clash in Leeds, Grandmaster Flash in Times Square, and every punk band you can think of at CBGB. Christgau chronicled many of the key cultural shifts of the last half century and revolutionized the cultural status of the music critic in the process. Going Into the City is a look back at the upbringing that grounded him, the history that transformed him, and the music, books, and films that showed him the way. It is a loving portrait of a lost New York. It's an homage to the city of Christgau's youth from Queens to the Lower East Side--a city that exists mostly in memory today. And it's a love story about the Greenwich Village girl who roamed this realm of possibility with him.--Adapted from Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christgau, Robert
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML423.C47
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christgau, Robert
  • Music critics
  • Journalists
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Going into the city : portrait of a critic as a young man, Robert Christgau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A memoir"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighty-hour week -- The two sides of Murry Street -- The wonderful world of Jews -- Nonconformism can be fun -- Vacillations -- American studies -- The high '60s -- Aftermath -- Like a horse and a carriage -- Four owners, six editors, one paper -- Bon bon vie
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062238795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881139535
  • 535209
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139535
  • 535209
Label
Going into the city : portrait of a critic as a young man, Robert Christgau
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A memoir"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighty-hour week -- The two sides of Murry Street -- The wonderful world of Jews -- Nonconformism can be fun -- Vacillations -- American studies -- The high '60s -- Aftermath -- Like a horse and a carriage -- Four owners, six editors, one paper -- Bon bon vie
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062238795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881139535
  • 535209
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139535
  • 535209

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