James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography

Paperback | September 1, 2001

byDavid Dalton

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This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequalled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its subject.

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This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performa...

David Dalton is the author of Living with the Dead, To Hell and Back, Been Here and Gone, Faithfull, and Piece of My Heart. He lives in Delhi, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:155652398X

ISBN - 13:9781556523984

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“Vividly intimate, engrossing.” —Publishers Weekly