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Let the Devil Speak: Articles, Essays, and Incitements
Nine combative essays exploring the terrain where history, culture and politics meet -- and ignite. Topics include Randy Newman's controversial album "Good Old Boys," the American "culture wars," how George Lucas pillaged literary science fiction for his "Star Wars" films, the careers of Jacob Bronowski, Kenneth Fearing and Gore Vidal, and Charles Mingus' collaboration wit ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 22nd 2014 by Black Angel Press
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Smart, witty, acerbic essays about American culture, literature, and music. The book's real tour de force is the first chapter, "He May Be a Fool, But He's Our Fool", which proceeds from a curious juxtaposition between two cultural events: racist Georgia Governor Lester Maddox' contentious appearance on the "Dick Cavett Show" and Randy Newman's seminal 1974 album "Good Old Boys." Newman had often said that the Maddox appearance, where Newman felt the Governor was treated unfairly, was the inspir ...more