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Best Music Writing 2009

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780786745852

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: October 13th 2009

Genre: Nonfiction / Music

PAGE COUNT: 320

Best Music Writing has faithfully collected the year's most compelling writing on music for a decade now, so it's appropriate this special edition be guest-edited by one of the best-known writers on music and popular culture, Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces, Mystery Train, Like a Rolling Stone, and other groundbreaking excursions into the very fabric of music, America, and beyond.

As always, Series Editor Daphne Carr has culled an impressively wide range of essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non-fiction, fiction, book reviews, long-format reviews, blog posts, and journal articles on music and music culture, from rock and hip-hop to R&B and jazz to pop, blues, and more. Writers who have been published in Best Music Writing include Alex Ross, Jonathan Lethem, Ann Powers, Dave Eggers, Susan Orlean, and more.

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Reader Reviews

Praise

USAToday.com’s Pop Candy Blog, PopMatters
“I look forward to it every year!”

USA Today
“[P]ieces examine the music world in a social context, which makes for a challenging, and engaging, read.”

USAToday.com’s Pop Candy blog
“[Y]ou really should get the book, which is one of my favorite annual compilations.”

BooklistOnline
“…essential, as usual.”

Music Media Monthly, June 2010
“A can’t-put-it-down survey… [it] admirably fills in the blanks, explains, cajoles, reveres and lambasts the music culture and the artists who define contemporary popular music—today and as we’ve come to know it.”
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