Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More

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Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines and blogs--Da Capo Best Music Writing is a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is revealing.

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Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novel Veronica, a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times' top five novels of the year. She is the author of Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Her story "Secretary" was the basis for the film of the same name. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University. She lives in New York. Daphne Carr is the author of Pretty Hate Machine, and her work appears regularly in the Associated Press, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"Excellent and eclectic...[Gaitskill] has created the literary equivalent of a mix tape...Worthy of the 2006 criticism canon." -- PopMatters, 12/01/06

"Like hiring [someone] to comb through a year's worth of...music magazines and clip out all the stuff worth reading." -- Bookgasm.com, 11/10/2006

"Lives up to other entries in the series and provides hours of intelligent reading for the curious music lover." -- ThatDevilMusic.com, 2/12/07

"Music journalism nerds rejoice in the most intriguing, well-written articles and reviews from across the globe." -- Chart, November 2006

"One of the few regular publications to be dependently open to every type of music imaginable...More eclectic than ever." -- Relix, February/March 2007

"Our favorite year-end read...The best pieces...will ring long after they're over." -- Cleveland Scene, 11/15/2006

"Provocative...A controntational, challenging, and varied portrait of music criticism that highlights a visceral reaction to music." -- Venus Zine, 12/01/06

"Quite a celebration of the vast enterprise known as music." -- Signal to Noise, Spring 2007

"The widest range of authors possible...exhibit a great diversity of rhetorical voices and writing styles...An essential read." -- Library Journal, 11/15/2006

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