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Bowie : an illustrated life

Hesse, Maria (author.). Ruiz, Fran, (author.). Sublette, Ned, 1951- (translator.).

Summary: "David Bowie was a master of artifice and reinvention. In that same spirit, illustrator Maria Hesse and writer Fran Ruiz have created a vivid retelling of the life of David Robert Jones, from his working-class childhood to glam rock success to superstardom, concluding with the final recording sessions after his cancer diagnosis. Narrated from the rock star's point of view, Bowie colorfully renders both the personal and the professional turning points in a life marked by evolution and innovation. We see Bowie facing the sorrow of his brother's mental illness, kicking a cocaine habit while other musicians succumbed to deadly overdoses, contending with a tumultuous love life, and radiating joy as a father. Along the way, he describes how he shattered the boundaries of song and society with a counterculture cast that included Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, and Freddie Mercury--as well as his own creations, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke."--Publisher's description.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781477318874
  • ISBN: 1477318879
  • ISBN: 9781477318881
  • ISBN: 9781477318898
  • Physical Description: print
    166 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First University of Texas Press edition.
  • Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2019.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes discography (pages 157-162) and bibliographical references (page 163).
Formatted Contents Note: Timeline -- Absolute beginners -- Liftoff -- Hazy cosmic jive -- The side effects of the cocaine -- Standing by the wall -- Put a bullet in my brain and it makes all the papers -- Dancing with the big boys -- A heart for the tin man -- World wide Bowie -- Never get old -- I can't give everything away.
Subject: Bowie, David
Rock musicians England Biography
Bowie, David
Rock musicians
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.

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