Frank Zappa And The And

Author: Paul Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317133145
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This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.

The New Partridge Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317372522
Size: 30.30 MB
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com

Musichound Rock

Author: Gary Graff
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787610371
Size: 38.29 MB
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A guide to rock music provides reviews and tells what to buy, what to buy next, what to avoid, and what is worth searching for

The Words And Music Of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803260054
Size: 11.22 MB
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A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

The Frank Zappa Companion

Author: Richard Kostelanetz
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN:
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A collection of essays by such names as Vaclav Havel and Bob Guccione, Jr, this work includes a transcription of Zappa's famous testimony before Tipper Gore and the rest of the Parents Music Regulatory Committee, along with some of his writings.

Grand Zappa

Author: Frank Wonneberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783896025814
Size: 77.60 MB
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