Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres

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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Ian King was awarded a doctorate in 1977 by his home university, Glasgow in Scotland, for his thesis on Kurt Tucholsky's political development, which was also published in Germany. He has written on Tucholsky for British academic journals, an American literary encyclopaedia and recently for the German Dictionary of National Biographies. He was also co-editor of Volume 3 of Tucholsky's Complete Works and has lectured on the subject in the UK, Germany, Israel and Norway. He co-edits the conference volumes of the Kurt Tucholsky Society, was its vice-chair from 2005 to 2009 and has been chair since then. He was a professor of German in Sheffield and London and now works as a translator.


"King brings an informative voice that will enlighten all fans of rock music in its many permutations. This encyclopedia of rock is sure to spark many heated conversations."--Publishers Weekly
"Recommended to all interested in the history of rock music, those looking for new music recommendations, and anyone who wants to improve their rock and roll vocabulary."--Library Journal
"Works as casual reading, a handy reference tool, inspiration for listeners stuck in a musical rut, and a welcome addition to library music collections."--Booklist