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Book Reports: A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading

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In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic—his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from blackface minstrelsy to punk and hip-hop, artists from Lead Belly to Patti Smith, and fellow critics from Ellen Willis and Lester Bangs to Nelson ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 3rd 2019 by Duke University Press Books
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Lacks the universality of his music criticism; essays on literature you haven’t read plunge the reader into an academic abyss
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Book reviews instead of record reviews - longer and still about music and politics. A long and terrific collection.
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