The essential playlist of great writing about the music that rocked America, from rockabilly and doo-wop to punk and hip-hopIn Shake It Up, Jonathan Lethem (The Fortress of Solitude) and Kevin Dettmar (Is Rock Dead?) offer a hit parade of the most outspoken and distinctly personal voices from a half century of writing about rock and pop music. Here is Lester Bangs on Elvis Presley, Lenny Kaye on doo wop, Ellen Willis on Janis Joplin, Nick Tosches on Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat Hentoff and Luc Sante on Bob Dylan, Nelson George on Marvin Gaye, Eve Babit... + Read More
For fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical: Alexander Hamilton comes to life in his own words in this authoritative new collectionA brash immigrant who rises to become George Washington’s right hand man. A fierce partisan whose nationalist vision makes him Thomas Jefferson’s bitter rival. An unfaithful husband whose commitment to principle brings his life to a tragic early end. The amazing success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical has stoked an extraordinary resurgence in interest in Alexander Hamilton, the brilliant and controve... + Read More
Series: Ross Macdonald: Four Later NovelsBlack Money / The Instant Enemy / The Goodbye Look / The Underground ManHardcoverRoss Macdonald9781598535341$51.00FICTION Jul 11, 2017
The Library of America caps its three-volume edition of the writer who stands with Hammett and Chandler as a master of the modern crime novelA crucial inspiration for such writers as Sue Grafton and George Pelecanos, Ross Macdonald gives a culminating demonstration of his transformation of the detective novel into a literary expression of unique psychological depth and drama in this final volume of the Library of America’s definitive edition of his works. From his vantage point in southern California—and through the eyes of his great creation, ... + Read More
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