The Man Who Sold the World

The Man Who Sold the World

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The Man Who Sold the World is a critical study of David Bowie's most inventive and influential decade, from his first hit, "Space Oddity," in 1969, to the release of the LP Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) in 1980. Viewing the artist through the lens of his music and his many guises, the acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett offers a detailed analysis—musical, lyrical, conceptual, social—of every song Bowie wrote and recorded during that period, as well as a brilliant… (more)

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The people who will love it the most, I suspect, are those who were fans but not obsessives.

Yes, his book occasionally sags under the weight of his completist impulses. But it's still packed with insight, a go-to text for anyone who wants to understand what Doggett calls "the uncanny strangeness of the seventies Bowie," and the creative process that led to his artistic breakthroughs.

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Book Details  


Publisher: HarperCollins (July 31, 2012)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Page count: 512 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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