Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002: The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More

3.65 avg rating
( 63 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780306811661: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002: The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

It's here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It's required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jonathan Lethem was born in 1964 in New York City, the same week the Beatles landed at JFK. His novels include Gun, With Occasional Music; Amnesia Moon; Girl in Landscape; and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, McSweeney's, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Brooklyn. Paul Bresnick is a literary agent and editor who has edited many award-winning music books. He lives in New York City and East Hampton.

From Publishers Weekly:

In this collection of 28 excellent essays-penned by some of the usual suspects (Greil Marcus, Simon Reynolds) as well as upstarts (Kate Sullivan, Kelefa Sanneh)-editor Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn) more than achieves his goal of producing "a book of encounters... an invitation to an impossible, gabbling conversation, a party line, where every voice is unforgettable." While the book's subtitle is perhaps misleading and overly ambitious (there are no essays on classical music, blues or reggae, and only a couple on jazz and country), there is barely a weak essay in the collection. David Gates on the improbable 2001 mania for bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, Lenny Kaye's powerful and maudlin-free obituary/tribute to Joey Ramone and Steve Erickson's idiosyncratic "Top 100" songs related to his beloved Los Angeles are among the stronger entries. This volume also takes a few risks that more than pay off: selecting the Onion's fake news reports titled "God Finally Gives Shout-Out Back to All His Niggaz" and "Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-to-Door Trying To Shock People" not only provides hilarious counterpoint to many of the book's heartfelt essays but also poignantly illuminates just how much musical trends define the general culture at large.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lethem, Jonathan; Bresnick, Paul
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Brats Bargain Books
(Waresboro, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0306811669 Never Read-may have shelf or handling wear-publishers mark- Good Copy- I ship FAST!. Seller Inventory # SKU000010617

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 2.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lethem, Jonathan; Bresnick, Paul
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SatelliteBooks
(Burlington, VT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0306811669 Softcover. Free of any markings and no writing. For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. Seller Inventory # SKU005510

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jonathan Lethem, Paul Bresnick
Published by Da Capo Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0306811669

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Letham, Jonathan
Published by Da Capo Press 10/1/2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press 10/1/2002, 2002. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Da Capo Best Music Writing. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780306811661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jonathan Lethem
Published by Da Capo Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0306811669

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jonathan Lethem, Paul Bresnick
Published by INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. 2002 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. It s here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year s best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It s required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu. Seller Inventory # APC9780306811661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jonathan Lethem
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 384 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.Its here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the years best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. Its required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780306811661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lethem Jonathan and Bresnick, Paul (Editors)
Published by Da Capo Press, Cambridge (2002)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Original First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Great Northern Books
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, Cambridge, 2002. Paperback Original. Condition: New. First edition. First printing. BOLDY SIGNED BY LETHEM on the title page. Introduction by Lethem, the guest editor. Seller Inventory # 2824

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jonathan Lethem, Paul Bresnick
Published by INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. 2002 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.It s here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year s best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It s required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu. Seller Inventory # APC9780306811661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lethem, Jonathan; Bresnick, Paul
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 0306811669 ISBN 13: 9780306811661
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0306811669 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780306811661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book