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Hípsters eminentes
Hípsters eminentes

Hípsters eminentes

Ensayos reunidos: autobiografía del gusto y el ocaso de los dioses

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

252 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.00 (CA $24.00) (US $18.00)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9788494938320

Rights: US & CA

Libros del Kultrum (Sep 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021
 

Overview

No tiene el lector en sus manos, en sentido estricto, unas memorias al uso; aseméjanse más, en palabras del propio autor, a lo que él mismo dio en llamar "artobiografía". Donald Fagen —pianista, compositor y, también ahora, preclaro cronista y forense cultural; cuya celebridad trae causa del alumbramiento de Steely Dan (grupo al que diera voz, piano y letra)—, pasa revista y rinde debido tributo a las figuras y corrientes culturales que dieron forma a su sensibilidad artística. Fagen disecciona para tal fin a los eminentes hípsters cuyas vivencias iluminaron sus sueños de juventud; componiendo el relato —y retrato— del artista adolescente cuya mente se abre privilegiadamente al mundo en los prodigiosos años sesenta —época en la que traba amistad en Bard College con Walter Becker, su añorado e irremplazable compañero de armas—; y consignando las desventuras y epifanías de su gira por las entrañas de la América profunda.In this "art biography" Donald Fagen reviews and pays tribute to the figures and cultural currents that shaped his artistic sensibility. He dissects for this purpose the eminent hipsters whose experiences illuminated his youthful dreams; composing the story of the adolescent artist whose mind was opened to the world in the sixties.

Author Biography

Donald Fagen obtained a university degree from Bard College, in what seemed to open an uncertain future in the world of letters, but his happy encounter on campus with Walter Becker would germinate in the formation of Steely Dan; project that would change the course of his student designs. His writings have been published in Premiere, Slate, Harper's Bazaar, and Jazz Times.