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The B Side free pdf From acclaimed cultural critic Ben Yagoda comes an exploration of the art of songwriting and a study on some of the greatest American songs ever written. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews - the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert - the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. The B Side is about taste, the particular economics and culture of songwriting and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty.

About Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda is a journalism professor at the University of Delaware. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of twelve books, including "About Town: " The New Yorker "and the World It Made"- "How to Not Write Bad"- "Memoir: A History"- and "Will Rogers: A Biography." He contributes to "The Chronicle of Higher Education" s Lingua Franca blog and has written for "Slate," "The New York Times Magazine," "Esquire," and "The American Scholar," among other publications. Yagoda lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife."

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Author : Ben Yagoda
Publisher : Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
Data Published : 03 December 2015
ISBN : 1594634092
EAN : 9781594634093
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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