The Grammar Of Rock: Art And Artlessness by Alexander TherouxThe Grammar Of Rock: Art And Artlessness by Alexander Theroux

The Grammar Of Rock: Art And Artlessness

byAlexander Theroux

Hardcover | February 19, 2013

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National Book Award nominee, critic and one of America's least compromisingsatirists, Alexander Theroux takes a comprehensive look at the colorful languageof pop lyrics and the realm of rock music in general in The Grammar of Rock. With his usual encyclopedic insights into the state of the modern lyric, Therouxfocuses on the state of language - the power of words and the nature of syntax -in the prose The Grammar of Rock. He analyzes its assaults on listeners'impulses by investigating singers' styles, pondering lunacies in lyrics, anddeconstructing the nature of diction and presentation in the language. This isthat rare book that positively evaluates the very nature of a pop song, and whyone over another has an effect on the listener.

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Title:The Grammar Of Rock: Art And ArtlessnessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.1 inPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:Fantagraphics BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1606996169

ISBN - 13:9781606996164

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