Princeton University Library Catalog

Bowie / Critchley ; illustrations by Eric Hanson.

Author:
Critchley, Simon, 1960- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : OR Books LLC, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
236 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Summary note:
"In this concise and engaging excursion through the songs of one of the world's greatest pop stars, Critchley, whose writings on philosophy have garnered widespread praise, melds personal narratives of how Bowie lit up his dull life in southern England's suburbs with philosophical forays into the way concepts of authenticity and identity are turned inside out in Bowie's work. The result is nearly as provocative and mind-expanding as the artist it portrays."--Back cover.
Contents:
My first sexual experience -- Episodic blips -- The art's filthy lesson -- Wonderful -- I am a Heideggerian bore -- Utopian something -- A seer is a liar -- Hold on to nothing -- Hamlet in space -- Dystopia--get it here, thing -- Les tricoteuses -- The majesty of the absurd -- Illusion to illusion -- Discipline -- Disappearance -- Yearning -- You say you'll leave me -- Giving up on reality -- Playing on God's grave -- Nothing to fear -- Sun, rain, fire, me, you -- Saying no but meaning yes -- Where the fuck did Monday go? -- Lazarus, Newton, Gracchus -- Sheila, take a bow.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 194486914X
  • 9781944869144
OCLC:
946216829
Illustrator:
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