lauantaina, marraskuuta 13, 2004

Hot rats

Camille Paglia arvioi uuden Zappa-elämäkerran aamun New York Timesissa. Lähtö ainakin on vaativa:

Frank Zappa is one of the most unclassifiable figures in American popular music. A passionate devotee of rhythm and blues, he fused rock with jazz and atonal music. His persona was half angry Beat hipster and half loopy Mad magazine satirist. Barry Miles's new biography, ''Zappa,'' argues that he was a major artist in the line of Courbet and Duchamp.

Kas vain: Her new book, ''Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems,'' will be published in March.