Lost Joy by Camden JoyLost Joy by Camden Joy

Lost Joy

byCamden JoyIntroduction byJonathan Lethem

Paperback | July 24, 2015

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Lost Joy collects the writing that first brought Camden Joy wide attention in the mid-90s, when he wheatpasted his 'manifestoes' around New York, excoriating the music industry and celebrating unsung geniuses of rock and roll. Joy's voice-heartfelt, mocking, lyrical, razor-sharp-earned comparisons to the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, and Nick Hornby. Rooted in DIY zine culture, his rants prefigure the unfettered public expression of personal views that would explode with the rise of the Internet, and enact in words what Banksy would later achieve in art. Joy's groundbreaking early fiction, in which his characters often invoke musicians and songs, is also included here. These haunting stories explore the many ways in which we use music to communicate our feelings and make sense of our memories.
Camden Joy is the author of two novels, The Last Rock Star Book, or: Liz Phair, a Rant and Boy Island ; and three novellas, Hubcap Diamondstar Halo, Palm Tree 13, and Pan (republished in one volume as 3 Novellas ); as well as numerous manifestoes, tracts, and other rants, many of which are included in the collection Lost Joy. Jonath...
Title:Lost JoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:July 24, 2015Publisher:Verse Chorus PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891241060

ISBN - 13:9781891241062

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Editorial Reviews

I can't think of another writer who writes so resonantly about the emotional and intellectual consequences of being a discriminating devotee of popular music."- from the foreword by Dennis Cooper'One of the country's most original music writers."- Ira Glass'I know of no one who writes with more passion and more soul.'- Dave Eggers "