Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

This book traces the musical and cultural achievements of this contemporary musical phenomenon to its origin in the Romantic revolution of the 1790’s in England when traditional concepts of literature, politics, education and social relationships were challenged as they were in the 1960’s.

Why the Beatles?
The Transatlantic Genesis of Rock Romanticism
The Nowhere Man and Mother Nature's Son: Coleridge/Lennon-Wordsworth/ McCartney and the Productivity of Resentment
George Harrison and Byronic In-Between-ness
Ringo Starr and the Anxiety of Romantic Childhood
“What matters is the system!”: The Disappearance of God and the Rise of Conspiratorial Theorizing
A New British Empire

MATTHEW SCHNEIDER is Professor of English at Chapman University, California, USA.

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