Love Songs: The Hidden History

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Price
$28.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780190865993

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About the Author

Ted Gioia is a music historian and the author of nine books, including The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, both selected as notable books of the year in The New York Times. Love Songs continues his pioneering research into the music of everday life, previously featured in Work Songs and HealingSongs, both winners of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

Reviews


"[a] wide-ranging and fascinating study" --PD Smith, The Guardian


"Gioia's book covers a tremendous amount of ground and gives you something to remember on almost every page." -- The New Yorker


"Gioia has constructed a mind-expanding, deep-focus piece of scholarship here..." -- The Atlantic


"Gioia's is always an intellectual odyssey worth attending to." -- The Buffalo News


"Taking a somewhat chronological approach to the subject, Gioia has used his extensive knowledge of love songs throughout time and human history to write an unorthodox examination of this topic. The reader is transported from bird song to ancient Rome, from the troubadours to folk songs, from crooners to contemporary rappers. This is a fascinating approach. Essential." --Choice