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Madonna by Lucy O'Brien
Book DescriptionMadonna is the biggest female pop star in the world yet there is no serious biography of her, and no biography at all by a woman. Existing books are either gossipy style manuals or rehashes of press cuttings and they all end in 2001 with Madonna's marriage to Guy Ritchie. Yet her story hardly ends there, as evinced by her two record breaking world tours since then...Lucy O'Brien's extensive and well-researched biography will look at Madonna the artist, giving detailed analysis of her music, complete with revealing interviews with musicians and producers.It will focus on her cultural impact and the way she uses cinema, photography, visual art, theatre and dance in her work. It will take an in-depth look at how - and, more to the point, why - Madonna has reinvented herself through her twenties, thirties, forties and will no doubt do so again in her fifties. It will also look at the wider context and include interviews with similarly crusading female artists like Tori Amos, Laurie Anderson, Jeanette Winterson and Tracey Emin. This will be, quite simply, the definitive Madonna biography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552153614
(198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lucy O'Brien
She Bop, Paperback (December 2012)
First published in 1995, "She Bop" was widely praised as a contemporary classic and a must for any serious muso's bookshelf. It became a key text on numerous university and college courses, and has had a major impact on writing about women in music. This third edition brings the story of "She Bop" into the 21st century.
Mental Actions, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by Lucy O'Brien
The twelve specially written essays in this volume investigate the neglected topic of mental action, and show its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. The essays investigate what mental actions are, how we are aware of them, and what is the relationship between mental and physical action.
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Author Biography - Lucy O'Brien
Writer and broadcaster Lucy O'Brien is the author of the award-winning She Bop, a definitive history of women in popular music. She has also published bestselling biographies of Dusty Springfield and Annie Lennox. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies including Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay, and Punk Rock, So What? She teaches Media & Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lucy lives in London with her husband, a musician, and their two children.
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