Dig If You Will the Picture - Ben Greenman (Hardcover)

Funk, Sex and God in the Music of Prince

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A year after Prince's death at the age of 57, acclaimed writer brilliantly anatomizes the star's dramatic career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. In thematically structured chapters that blend critical consideration of Prince's art with the author's personal connection to the music.

Product Details

Barcode
9780571333264
Department
Books
Released
4 May 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Ben Greenman
Subtitle
Funk, Sex and God in the Music of Prince
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
204 x 153 x 153mm (464g)

Annotation

A year after Prince's death at the age of 57, acclaimed writer brilliantly anatomizes the star's dramatic career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. In thematically structured chapters that blend critical consideration of Prince's art with the author's personal connection to the music.

Summary

Dig If U Will The Picture is a portrait of The Artist who will be remembered by many as the most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. A year after Prince's death at the age of 57, acclaimed writer Ben Greenman brilliantly anatomizes the star's dramatic career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly.

In thematically structured chapters that blend critical consideration of Prince's art with the author's personal connection to the music, this is a fitting memorial to a legendary performer: monumental, yet deeply intimate. Drawing on over 40 studio albums, a repertoire of 2,000 plus live shows, and close analysis of the unreleased highlights of the Vault, Dig If U Will the Picture is the definitive book on Prince's work.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Performing Arts
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
BIC Classification 1
Biography: arts & entertainment
BIC Classification 2
Rock & Pop music
Dewey Classification
782.42166092
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Ben Greenman is a New York Times-bestselling author and New Yorker contributor who has written both fiction and non-fiction. His novels and short-story collections include The Slippage and Superbad; he was Questlove's collaborator on Mo Meta Blues and Something To Food About; and he has also written memoirs with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. His journalism, criticism, and fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, McSweeneys, Rolling Stone, Miami New Times, and elsewhere, and his work has been widely anthologized.