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Oliver Sacks: Everything in Its Place. First Loves and Last Tales

From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks’s broad range of interests–from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.

Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for his neurological case histories and his fascination and familiarity with human behavior at its most unexpected and unfamiliar. Everything in Its Place is a celebration of Sacks’s myriad interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.

Dr. Oliver Sacks (1933 – 2015) spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and writing books about the neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations. The New York Times referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine,” and over the years he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

Everything in Its Place
First Loves and Last Tales
By Oliver Sacks
Category: Science | Psychology
Hardcover
Apr 23, 2019
ISBN 9780451492890
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451492897
ISBN-13: 978-0451492890
$24.26

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65ste Kinderboekenweek van 2 t/m 13 oktober 2019

           

De 65ste Kinderboekenweek vindt plaats van woensdag 2 t/m zondag 13 oktober 2019. Anna Woltz schrijft het Kinderboekenweekgeschenk. André Kuipers schrijft het Prentenboek van de Kinderboekenweek met illustraties van Natascha Stenvert.
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London Literature Festival with Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond

literature & poetry # spoken word & live literature # Fatima Bhutto: Bollywood, K-Pop and Beyond # Part of London Literature Festival # 17 – 27 Oct 2019

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BHUTTOl9.jpegIndia’s Bollywood films, Turkish dizi soap opera and South Korean pop music: mass culture from the East is taking on Hollywood and finding a truly global audience.

Hear from acclaimed author Fatima Bhutto about the vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world.

Drawing on her book New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop, Bhutto speaks on the arbiters behind these cultural movements.

She examines how they interweave traditional values into urbanised settings and how they appeal to many millions.

From behind the scenes of Magnificent Century, Turkey’s biggest TV show, watched by upwards of 200 million people across 43 countries, to South Korea to see how ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first YouTube video with one billion views, Bhutto charts the extraordinary rise and reach of these cultural phenomena.

Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is the author of five previous books, including The Shadow of the Crescent Moon which was longlisted in 2014 for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and highly acclaimed novel The Runaways.

Fatima Bhutto
21 Oct 2019 7:15 pm

Approximate run time: 90 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
where?
Purcell Room in Southbank Centre London

Bringing new resonance to timeless narratives, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival returns for its 13th year with an exploration of fairy tales for our times with today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is BHUTTOl9-runaways.jpeg

Over 11 days of talks, readings, poetry and performance, the festival features Elizabeth Day, Armistead Maupin, Brett Anderson, Heather Morris, Lemn Sissay, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Nikki Giovanni, Fatima Bhutto and Jung Chang.

The festival once again opens with Poetry International, Southbank Centre’s longest running festival, founded by Ted Hughes, former poet laureate, in 1967. This year follows the theme of disruption.

The Purcell Room in Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of refurbishment. With new improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium provides a platform for music and performance events, a variety of talks and debates, plus readings of classical and modern literature.

The world-renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including David Bowie, Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall.

London Literature Festival
17 – 27 Oct 2019
poetry – spoken word & live literature

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Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side by Dr Julia Shaw

A smart and highly readable exploration of why we think and do bad things.

Dr Julia Shaw shows us that the same dispositions that make us capable of heinous crimes may also work to our advantage. And, if evil is within all of us, should it be said to exist at all?

In Making Evil, Shaw uses a compelling mix of science, popular culture and real life examples to break down timely and important issues. How similar is your brain to a psychopath’s? How many people have murder fantasies? Can A.I. be evil? Do your sexual proclivities make you a bad person? Who becomes a terrorist?

Dr Julia Shaw is a scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL). Her academic work, teaching and role as an expert witness have focused on different ways of understanding criminal behaviour. Dr Shaw has consulted as an expert on criminal cases, delivered police-training and military workshops, and has evaluated offender diversion programs. She is also the co-founder of Spot, a start-up that helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination, and employers take action. Her work has been featured in outlets such as CNN, the BBC, the New Yorker, WIRED, Forbes, the Guardian and Der Spiegel.

Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side
Dr Julia Shaw (Author)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Main edition (7 Feb. 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786891301
ISBN-13: 978-1786891303
Hardcover: 320 pages
Feb 2019
Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3 x 22 cm

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Quichotte (novel) by Salman Rushdie

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is quicotte-rushdie.jpegIn a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with the TV star Salman R. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where ‘Anything-Can-Happen’. Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work. The fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels – Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House – and one collection of short stories: East, West.

He has also published four works of non-fiction – Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line – and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008.

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Quichotte
Salman Rushdie (Author)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Published: 29/08/2019
ISBN: 9781787331914
Length: 416 Pages
Dimensions: 240mm x 37mm x 162mm
RRP: £20.00

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

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The Brooklyn Book Festival 2019: September 16 – 23

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City.

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Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors including Alexander Chee, Ted Chiang, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Sarah Dessen, Akwaeke Emezi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jenny Han, Aleksandar Hemon, Mira Jacob, Marlon James, N.K. Jemisin, Lucy Knisley, Laila Lalami, Jessica Lange, DeRay Mckesson, Bill McKibben, Mary Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Ben Passmore, Matt Taibbi, Mo Willems, Meg Wolitzer, Nell Zink, and hundreds more.

The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages.

September 16 – 23
Brooklyn Book Festival 2019
Citywide Brooklyn – New York

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All That Is Evident Is Suspect. Readings from the Oulipo, 1963 – 2018

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is oulipo-monk-becker.jpegSince its inception in Paris in 1960, the OuLiPo―ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or workshop for potential literature―has continually expanded our sense of what writing can do.

It’s produced, among many other marvels, a detective novel without the letter e (and a sequel of sorts without a, i, o, u, or y); an epic poem structured by the Parisian métro system; a story in the form of a tarot reading; a poetry book in the form of a game of go; and a suite of sonnets that would take almost 200 million years to read completely.

Lovers of literature are likely familiar with the novels of the best-known Oulipians―Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, Harry Mathews, Raymond Queneau―and perhaps even the small number of texts available in English on the group, including Warren Motte’s Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature and Daniel Levin Becker’s Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature.

But the actual work of the group in its full, radiant collectivity has never before been showcased in English. (“The State of Constraint,” a dossier in issue 22 of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, comes closest.)

Enter All That is Evident is Suspect: the first collection in English to offer a life-size picture of the group in its historical and contemporary incarnations, and the first in any language to represent all of its members (numbering 41 as of April 2018 ). Combining fiction, poetry, essays and lectures, and never-published internal correspondence―along with the acrobatically constrained writing and complexly structured narratives that have become synonymous with oulipian practice―this volume shows a unique group of thinkers and artists at work and at play, meditating on and subverting the facts of life, love, and the group itself. It’s an unprecedentedly intimate and comprehensive glimpse at the breadth and diversity of one of world literature’s most vital, adventurous presences.

Sharks as poets and vice versa, the Brisbane pitch drop experiment, novel classifications for real or imaginary libraries, the monumental sadness of difficult loves, the obsolescence of the novel, the symbolic significance of the cup-and-ball game, holiday closures across the Francophone world, what happens at Fahrenheit 452, Warren G. Harding’s dark night of the soul, Marcel Duchamp’s imperviousness to conventional spacetime laws, bilingual palindromes, cartoon eodermdromes, oscillating poems, métro poems, metric poems, literary madness, straw cultivation.

Ian Monk is an English poet and Scott Moncrieff Award–winning translator who joined the Oulipo in 1998. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry in English and in French, most recently Vers de l’infini (Cambourakis, 2017), and has translated books by Raymond Roussel, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieussecq, Georges Perec, and various other Oulipians. He lives in Paris.

Title All That Is Evident Is Suspect
Subtitle Readings from the Oulipo, 1963 – 2018
Edited by Daniel Levin Becker, Ian Monk
Levin Becker, Daniel (Translator)
Marcel Duchamp (Contributor)
& 1 more
Publisher McSweeney’s
Title First Published 01 November 2018
Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 1944211527
ISBN-13 9781944211523
Publication Date 01 November 2018
Hardcover
November 13, 2018
$32.00

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Readings from the Oulipo, 1963 – 2018
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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is shafak-elif.jpegFor Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works.

Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life – friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . .

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey.

She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She is a member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). An advocate for women’s rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation.

Shafak contributes to many major publications around the world and she has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better. She has judged numerous literary prizes and is chairing the Wellcome Prize 2019.

She lives in London and can be found at www.elifshafak.com
Twitter @Elif_Safak; Instagram @shafakelif

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Elif Shafak (Author)
Hardcover
6 Jun 2019
320 pages
Publisher: Viking
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0241293863
ISBN-13: 978-0241293867
Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.7 x 20.4 cm
RRP: £14.99

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Nexus-Symposium The Magic Mountain Revisited. Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

♦ Nexus-Symposium ♦ The Magic Mountain Revisited♦ Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

∗ Zaterdag 21 september 2019 ∗ 9.15 – 17.00 uur ∗ Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is nexus25.jpgIntellectuele helderheid scheppen over het leven zelf’, dat was de ambitie van Thomas Mann met zijn meesterwerk De toverberg.

In die geest brengt het Nexus Instituut inmiddels al een kwart eeuw de belangrijkste denkers en kunstenaars van over de hele wereld bijeen.

Om de 25e verjaardag in stijl te vieren, staat het bijzondere Nexus-symposium, ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited’, geheel in het teken van de thematiek en muziek uit De toverberg.

Als een hedendaagse Settembrini en Naphta gaan Bernard-Henri Lévy en Aleksandr Dugin met elkaar de strijd aan over Verlichting en anti-Verlichting.

Vervolgens discussiëren vooraanstaande intellectuelen en kunstenaars over leven, dood, cultuur en politiek; gevolgd door Toverberg-muziek verzorgd door de wereldberoemde tenor Ian Bostridge.

Ten slotte bespreekt een groep geëngageerde jongeren wat dit alles betekent voor hun generatie: wat voor Bildung krijgen zij, welke keuzes kunnen zij maken, wat zijn de uitdagingen voor de toekomst?

programma
9.15 uur Opening door Rob Riemen
9.30 uur Debat Bernard-Henri Lévy en Aleksandr Dugin
10.30 uur Koffiepauze
11.00 uur Eerste gespreksronde
12.45 uur Lunch
13.30 uur Muziek Ian Bostridge (zang) en Saskia Giorgini (piano)
14.15 uur Tweede gespreksronde
16.00 uur Einde zaalprogramma
17.00 uur Einde

Spreker(s)
Edoardo Albinati – Italiaanse romanschrijver
Ian Bostridge – wereldberoemd tenor
Antonio Damasio – hersenonderzoeker
Aleksandr Dugin – politiek filosoof en adviseur van Poetin
Rebecca Foon – componist en klimaatactivist
Saskia Giorgini – pianist
Intissar Kherigi – mensenrechtenactivist in Tunesië
Flavia Kleiner – politiek activist
Nadine Labaki – Libanees filmmaker
Bernard-Henri Lévy – Frankrijks bekendste publieke intellectueel
Joan Magrané Figuera – componist
Andrea Marcolongo – classica en schrijver
Celeste Marcus – student Joodse ideeëngeschiedenis
Sari Nusseibeh – Palestijns filosoof
Pamela Paul – hoofdredacteur New York Times Book Review
Jesse Paris Smith – musicus en klimaatactivist
Wojtek Wieczorek – student en dichter
Leon Wieseltier – publiek intellectueel

Nexus-Symposium
The Magic Mountain Revisited
Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

Zaterdag 21 september 2019
9.15 – 17.00 uur
Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam

NEXUS INSTITUUT
Postadres
Nexus Instituut
Kollenbergweg 1
1101 AT AmsterdamTelefoon 085 0471229
E-mail info[at]nexus-instituut.nl

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Eardrums. Literary Modernism as Sonic Warfare by Tyler Whitney

In this innovative study, Tyler Whitney demonstrates how a transformation and militarization of the civilian soundscape in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries left indelible traces on the literature that defined the period.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is eardrums19.jpegBoth formally and thematically, the modernist aesthetics of Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, Detlev von Liliencron, and Peter Altenberg drew on this blurring of martial and civilian soundscapes in traumatic and performative repetitions of war.

At the same time, Richard Huelsenbeck assaulted audiences in Zurich with his “sound poems,” which combined references to World War I, colonialism, and violent encounters in urban spaces with nonsensical utterances and linguistic detritus—all accompanied by the relentless beating of a drum on the stage of the Cabaret Voltaire.

Eardrums is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between acoustical modernity and German modernism, charting a literary and cultural history written in and around the eardrum. The result is not only a new way of understanding the sonic impulses behind key literary texts from the period. It also outlines an entirely new approach to the study of literature as as the interaction of text and sonic practice, voice and noise, which will be of interest to scholars across literary studies, media theory, sound studies, and the history of science.

Tyler Whitney is an assistant professor of German at the University of Michigan.

Tyler Whitney (Author)
Eardrums.
Literary Modernism as Sonic Warfare
Cloth Text – $99.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-4022-6
Paper Text – $34.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-4021-9
Northwestern University Press
Publication Date June 2019
Literary Criticism
232 pages
Price: $24.00

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‘Antony Kok had me te pakken’ vertelde Kees Verwey

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is AntonyKok-1915-tb.jpegAntony Kok (1882 – 1969)

Antony Kok, was met Theo van Doesburg en Piet Mondriaan oprichter en medewerker van het avant-gardistische kunsttijdschrift De Stijl (1917 – 1932). Hij was vooral actief als dichter en schrijver van aforismen.

 


Kees Verwey (1900 -1995)

Tijdens zijn leven, dat bijna een eeuw beslaat, maakte de kunstenaar verschillende ontwikkelingen in de schilderkunst mee. Al op jonge leeftijd kwam hij in aanraking met het werk van George Breitner en Floris Verster. Ook werd hij beïnvloed door Franse (post-)impressionisten en later door de moderne kunst van o.a. Karel Appel en Pablo Picasso. Omringd door de kunst van zijn idolen wordt in deze nieuwe tentoonstelling de enorme vaardigheid en veelzijdigheid van de schilder Verwey duidelijk.

Na hun ontmoeting (in Haarlem in 1953) verklaarde Kees Verwey:

‘Antony Kok had me te pakken. Ruim een jaar ben ik met die ene man bezig geweest. Je zou zeggen dat zoiets ondenkbaar is, maar ik kon niet buiten de visie op die man. Het was een proces dat niet meer kon worden tegengehouden. Ik heb hem er wel eens over ondervraagd, toen zei hij: maar jij hebt die tekeningen niet gemaakt, ik heb ze gemaakt.’

In het eerste jaren van hun kennismaking maakte Verwey meer dan 30 portretten van Kok. De eerste serie zou begin jaren vijftig worden tentoongesteld in Amsterdam, Rotterdam en Haarlem. In 1955 was de serie uitgegroeid tot 40×1 en in Eindhoven te zien.

Lees meer over Kees Verwey, zijn vrienden en favoriete kunstenaars, zoals Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Vuillard, Floris Verster en Antony Kok in de bij de tentoonstelling verschenen publicatie:

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Kees Verwey

en zijn idolen

 

Dordrechts Museum

2019

ISBN 978-90-71722-30-1

Redactie: Laura van den Hout, Judith Spijksma, Linda Janssen

Publicatie ter gelegenheid van de tentoonstelling ‘Kees Verwey en zijn idolen’, die van 14 juli 2019 tot en met 5 januari 2020 plaatsvindt in het Dordrechts Museum. De tentoonstelling kwam tot stand in samenwerking met Stichting Kees Verwey.

I N H O U D

6
Max van Rooy
Portretten als stillevens en het atelier als goudmijn

12
Karlijn de Jong
De moeder van de moderne kunst
Kees Verwey en De Onafhankelijken

22
Tijdlijn

26
Barbara Collé
Kijk ik naar de een, dan vlamt de ander
Over kleurenparen in Moeders theetafel en Het gele jakje van Kees Verwey, en Stilleven met boeken van Henri Frédéric Boot

34
Iduna Paalman
Sigaretje

36
Ester Naomi Perquin
Bes

38
Maartje Smits
Door je kind getekend

40
Maarten Buser
Pirouettes draaien op een idee
Kees Verwey en de literatuur

46
Jorne Vriens
Gekoesterde intimiteit

50
Max van Rooy
De onderzoekende kracht van het kijken

54
Sascha Broeders
De kunstenaar en de museumdirecteur
Kees Verwey volgens Jup de Groot, voormalig directeur van het Dordrechts Museum

56
Hanneke van Kempen en Jef van Kempen
‘Antony Kok had me te pakken’

66
Sandra Kisters
Het atelier van Kees Verwey – een kristal met vele facetten

75
Biografieën

76
Colofon

Tentoonstelling van 6 juli 2019 t/m 5 januari 2020
Kees Verwey en zijn idolen
Over Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Vuillard, Floris Verster, Antony Kok e.a.

Dordrechts Museum
Museumstraat 40, Dordrecht
3311 XP Dordrecht
www.dordrechtsmuseum.nl

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup by David Browne

The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is crosby-st-na-yo.jpgEven in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men.

David Crosby, the opinionated hippie guru. Stephen Stills, the perpetually driven musician. Graham Nash, the tactful pop craftsman. Neil Young, the creatively restless loner.

But together, few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Starting with the original trio’s landmark 1969 debut album, the group embodied much about its era: communal musicmaking, protest songs that took on the establishment and Richard Nixon, and liberal attitudes toward partners and lifestyles. Their group or individual songs–“Wooden Ships,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “After the Gold Rush,” “For What It’s Worth” (with Stills and Young’s Buffalo Springfield), “Love the One You’re With,” “Long Time Gone,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Southern Cross”–became the soundtrack of a generation.

But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary and influential vocal blend. In the years that followed, these four volatile men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again–all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements and jealousies, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them both as a group and as individuals.

In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll’s most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with David Crosby and Graham Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents–Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, into the musicians’ homes, recording studios, and psyches, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together–and sometimes torn them apart.

This is the sweeping story of rock’s longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young:
The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup
by David Browne (Author)
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press;
1st Edition edition April 2, 2019
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0306903288
ISBN-13: 978-0306903281
April 2, 2019
Hardcover
$20.23

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