- Tapa dura: 200 páginas
- Editor: American Music (1 de octubre de 2015)
- Colección: American Music Series
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0292759479
- ISBN-13: 978-0292759473
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº165.295 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
- Ver el Índice completo
Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt (American Music Series) (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 oct 2015
|Nuevo desde||Usado desde|
"Vuelva a intentarlo"
CD MP3, Audiolibro, Audio MP3, Super audio CD - DSD
"Vuelva a intentarlo"
Descripción del producto
"[I]n this haunting, poetic, musical road show memoir, singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh takes us inside her friendship with Chesnutt. Her experience is as insightful to a musician's life as it is to the human existence-constantly probing and reevaluating self-understanding along with her footing on the planet. . . . There are lines you'll never forget, and you can't help but love the adorable, self-sabotaging, curmudgeon Chesnutt revealed in these pages. You'll wish you'd been there to absorb his flak backstage or in the southern sun. On balance, this book stands as a testament to the sincerity of his songwriting." * The US Review of Books * "It's messy and spiky and unforgiving, crushingly sad, sometimes funny, and humane . . . I couldn't speak for a while after finishing Hersh's book." * Inside Higher Ed * "The music made by the late Vic Chesnutt was evocative, haunting and often heartbreaking. Kristin Hersh's book about the singer-songwriter shares all of these qualities . . . It's a book that gives a tremendous sense of what friendship with such a person was like, for good and for bad, and leaves the reader feeling his absence even more once the book has ended. " * Rolling Stone * "Through beautifully phrased, dark, honest prose, [Hersh] paints a poetic portrait of earnest struggle, friendship as significant savior, and learned empathy." * The Austin Chronicle * "An ode, an elegy and an examination of the physics of friendship." * WABE 90.1 Atlanta * "An intimate, complicated portrait of the artist as road warrior . . . a beautiful but often dark, heartbreaking read." * Atlanta Journal-Constitution * "A powerful and moving insight . . . A book that will move anyone who's loved and lost, regardless of whether they're a fan of the author of Chesnutt." * R2 * "In under 200 little pages, it paints a more honest, insightful picture of the late singer-songwriter than any biography could . . . Beautifully, poetically told." * MOJO * "[Hersh's] observations . . . always ring with a harsh lyrical truth . . . an eloquent, heartbreaking testament. Hersh's language is vivid and conversational, as descriptive and elliptical as her own music." * Pitchfork * "Hersh's language is vivid and conversational, as descriptive and elliptical as her own music." * Salon * "A raw, poetic memoir . . . a last, wonderful example of Chesnutt at his most charismatically mischievous" * The Guardian * "Don't Suck, Don't Die is not only one of the best books of the year, it's one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written. Hersh is as stunningly talented an author as she is a musician, and her portrayal of Chesnutt is perfectly done." * NPR * "The book's great sadness is matched by the skill and vitality of Hersh's writing; it will make treasured and troubled reading for fans of Chesnutt and the author alike. " * Kirkus Reviews *
Reseña del editor
"Friend, asshole, angel, mutant," singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt "came along and made us gross and broken people seem ...I dunno, cooler, I guess." A quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar, Chesnutt recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums before his death in 2009, including About to Choke, North Star Deserter, and At the Cut. In 2006, NPR placed him in the top five of the ten best living songwriters, along with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen. Chesnutt's songs have also been covered by many prominent artists, including Madonna, the Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., Sparklehorse, Fugazi, and Neutral Milk Hotel. Kristin Hersh toured with Chesnutt for nearly a decade and they became close friends, bonding over a love of songwriting and mutual struggles with mental health. In Don't Suck, Don't Die, she describes many seemingly small moments they shared, their free-ranging conversations, and his tragic death. More memoir than biography, Hersh's book plumbs the sources of Chesnutt's pain and creativity more deeply than any conventional account of his life and recordings ever could. Chesnutt was difficult to understand and frequently difficult to be with, but, as Hersh reveals him, he was also wickedly funny and painfully perceptive. This intimate memoir is essential reading for anyone interested in the music or the artist.Ver Descripción del producto
No es necesario ningún dispositivo Kindle. Descárgate una de las apps de Kindle gratuitas para comenzar a leer libros Kindle en tu smartphone, tablet u ordenador.
Obtén la app gratuita:
Detalles del producto
Si eres el vendedor de este producto, ¿te gustaría sugerir ciertos cambios a través del servicio de atención al vendedor?
Opiniones de clientes
|5 estrellas (0%)|
|4 estrellas (0%)|
|3 estrellas (0%)|
|2 estrellas (0%)|
|1 estrella (0%)|
Opiniones de clientes más útiles en Amazon.com
Late in the narrative, Hersh declares: “In my opinion, you were talking s*** when you said you were an atheist.” The line shocked me; but on reflection it is, perhaps, the key line in the book. Certainly, it goes a long way to explaining the tension that runs throughout the book between the author and her subject (who is always addressed as you and is, indeed, the only you) – from the opening scene when she tries to force Jolly Ranchers on him because he needs “sweetness” (i.e. spirituality) in his life to her later difficulty in comprehending the apparently terminal breakdown of his relationship with his wife. (Tina, his wife, is presented by Hersh as an angelic, Marian presence).
The question that hovers here is an old one: how well can any individual really know another? Hersh calls Chesnutt her best friend while wondering openly whether she knew him at all. It is this tension together with her facility with words that enables Hersh to create a rounded, unflinching portrait of the man; the vignettes of their time together allow for the reader’s intelligence and imagination to explore the spaces between the lines.
Hersh, herself a fiercely intelligent artist with a great and unique musical talent, is keenly perceptive and generous in her appreciation of Chesnutt, whose style and approach to songwriting differs starkly from hers, but who is also a uniquely gifted songwriter and charismatic performer. The fourth character in this memoir is Hersh’s husband, Billy. The fleeting and sometimes elliptical references to their relationship provide context for the author’s friendship with Chesnutt and his wife, but they are also poignant and ultimately deeply moving in themselves. They provide an additional layer of nuance and meaning to the text.
The book turned me on to the music of Vic Chesnutt, and for that alone it is worth 5 stars. His best songs are as good as it gets in popular music: funny, biting, moving and true lyrics delivered with inimitable phrasing, and melodies that keep whirling around your mind long after they’re done and you’ve returned to the everyday. Both this book and Chesnutt’s music (and Hersh’s music for that matter) are true to life, and true to the life.
If you are not familiar with Vic's music, but you are a biography junky, I do recommend you listen to him first.
This book will break your heart into a millions pieces over and over again and will leave you with the most beautiful and memorable tribute a friend could pay to another...
Let me dry my eyes... I will come back.