Thursday, August 5, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Reviewed on The Nervous Breakdown

In Defense of Dancing About Architecture: A Review of Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life by Steve Almond

by ART EDWARDS

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Think of the sections at your local bookstore: romance, history, science fiction, fantasy, western, chick lit, erotica. How big are these sections? Where are they located in the store?

And how does the section on rock literature compare?

Maybe it's way in the back, or in some corner, often a shelf or two of biographies of the world's most famous bands and not much more. It's strange how slim the pickings can be when you consider the amount of people over the last fifty years who have loved rock music, bought records, gone to concerts, lived the lives of music zealots and harbored vague, irrational hopes of one day becoming rock stars themselves. Why has the rock psyche largely been ignored by those who write, publish and sell books?

Read the entire review here: http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/aedwards/2010/06/in-defense-of-dancing-about-architecture-a-review-of-rock-and-roll-will-save-your-life-by-steve-almond/

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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