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SKU: 9780316412629 Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing - Hardcover


Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing - Hardcover
Purchase Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing - Hardcover
  • Code: IB670B
    Format: Hardcover
    Peter Buralnick
    Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing - Hardcover

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By the bestselling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n'Roll and Last Train the Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is a culmination of Peter Guralnick's remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll.

It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers.

"You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us," --rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick's earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick's books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For readers who have grown up on Guralnick's unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work.

One of NPR's Best Books of 2020
One of Kirkus Review/Rolling Stone's Top Music Books of 2020
One of No Depression's Best Books of 2020

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.63 x 9.5 inches