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David Bowie's Diamond Dogs


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Track Listing Acknowledgments 1. This Is Not America 2. Who Can You Be Now? 3. 1984 in 1974 4. Mr. Burroughs Goes to Hunger City 5. Boys and Things 6. Rough Trade 7. Futures 8. This Ain't Rock 'n' Roll 9. Repetition I 10. Repetition II 11. Wild Mutations 12 Everybody Wants to Be a Fascist 13. After the Human 14. It's No Game

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Provides a window into a moment when both phantasmatic and real relationships between straightness and queerness, between blackness and whiteness, and between utopia and dystopia, were in flux; Bowie in the mid-1970s both exemplified and had a hand in creating the complex and contradictory opening of possibilities now seen as the hallmark of that decade.

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Glenn Hendler is Professor of English and American Studies at Fordham University, USA. He writes on popular and unpopular literature in the 19th century, film, television, and contemporary cultural politics. He is author or editor of several books, including Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2001) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies (2007).


[Hendler's] textual analysis of Bowie's lyrics and the influences of the album is deep, yet he doesn't skimp on musicology ... This 33 1/3 is worth reading even if you know nothing about Diamond Dogs. * Bomb *
This latest volume of Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series sees US academic Glenn Hendler manfully take a crack at forensically unpacking the disparate ingredients of Bowie's greatest future dystopia Diamond Dogs and passing with flying colours. * Shindig! Magazine *

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