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This is the eighth in the series of annual collections celebrating the best in music writing on every style of music, from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more."Best Music Writing" has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort - novelists, poets, journalists, musicians - are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is riveting.The past contributors include: Nick Hornby, Matt Groening, Camille Paglia, Dave Eggers, Robert Christgau, Jay McInerney, Lester Bangs, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Greil Marcus and many, many more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306817342
ISBN-10: 0306817349
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Nelson George

Nelson George is the award-winning author of a dozen nonfiction books on music and popular culture, and an accomplished screenwriter and critic. George has been a columnist for the Village Voice and Billboard, and has written for a range of magazines including Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire, and Essence. A consulting producer and Grammy-winning writer for The Chris Rock Show, George is the recipient of major book awards. George was born in Brooklyn, where he still lives. Daphne Carr (Series Editor) is the author of Pretty Hate Machine and writes for the Associated Press and Paper Thin Walls. Her essays have appeared in Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs and Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and can be found on the web at funboring.com.

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