Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John O'connell

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: January 2020

Duration: 6 hours 44 minutes

Summary:

Three years before David Bowie died, he shared a list of 100 books that changed his life. His choices span fiction and nonfiction, literary and irreverent, and include timeless classics alongside eyebrow-raising obscurities.

In 100 short essays, music journalist John O'Connell studies each book on Bowie's list and contextualizes it in the artist's life and work. How did the power imbued in a single suit of armor in The Iliad impact a man who loved costumes, shifting identity, and the siren song of the alter-ego? How did The Gnostic Gospels inform Bowie's own hazy personal cosmology? How did the poems of T. S. Eliot and Frank O'Hara, the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov and Anthony Burgess, the comics of The Beano and The Viz, and the groundbreaking politics of James Baldwin influence Bowie's lyrics, his sound, his artistic outlook? How did the 100 books on this list influence one of the most influential artists of a generation?

Heartfelt, analytical, and totally original, Bowie's Bookshelf is one part epic reading guide and one part biography of a music legend.

Genres:

Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life

by John O'connell

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, John O'connell
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, John O'connell
This title is due for release on January 28, 2020.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, John O'connell
This title is due for release on January 28, 2020
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, John O'connell
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, John O'connell

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.