The Year's Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts - The Year's Work (Hardback)
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The Year's Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts - The Year's Work (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 25/09/2017
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This is the story of the books punks read and why they read them. The Year's Work in the Punk Bookshelf challenges the stereotype that punk rock is a bastion of violent, drug-addicted, uneducated drop outs. Brian James Schill explores how, for decades, punk and postpunk subculture has absorbed, debated, and reintroduced into popular culture, philosophy, classic literature, poetry, and avant-garde theatre. Connecting punk to not only Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud, but Dostoevsky, Rimbaud, Henry Miller, Kafka, and Philip K. Dick, this work documents and interprets the subculture's literary history. In detailing the punk bookshelf, Schill contends that punk's literary and intellectual interests can be traced to the sense of shame (whether physical, socioeconomic, cultural, or sexual) its advocates feel in the face of a shameless market economy that not only preoccupied many of punks' favorite writers but generated the entire punk polemic.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253029232
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 178 x 152 mm

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