The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s
No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Cultural historian Peter Doggett explores the rich heritage of Bowie's most productive and inspired decade, and traces the way in which his music reflected and influenced the world around him. From 'Space Oddity', his dark vision of mankind's voyage into the unknown terrain of space, to the Scary Monsters album, Doggett examines in detail Bowie's audacious creation of an 'alien' rock star, Ziggy Stardust, and his increasingly perilous explorations of the nature of identity and the meaning of fame.
Mixing brilliant musical critique with biographical insight and acute cultural analysis, The Man Who Sold The Worldis a unique study of a major artist and his times.
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THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: David Bowie and the 1970sUser Review - Kirkus
Exhaustive survey of David Bowie and his music.Recent years have seen the publication of a variety of Bowie books, most notably the lengthy, impressive biographies by Marc Spitz (Bowie: A Biography ... Read full review
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This book is custom made for people like me. I'm a decade too young to have copped David Bowie first time round (still in nappies when Ziggy played his farewell gig at Hammersmith) but discovered the ... Read full review