Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision

Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision

Author:   Louis P. Masur
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN:  

9781608191017


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   21 November 2013
Format:   Paperback
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In Runaway Dream, Louis P. Masur dissects the making of the albumand the legacy it has left behind with the meticulous eye of a scholar and the unabashed affection of a true fan. -Associated Press To millions of listeners, Born to Run is much more than an album-it's a poetic explosion of the freedom and frustration of youth. The album made Springsteen a megastar, and confirmed him as the rocker who, more than any other, gives voice to our hopes, fears, and aspirations. Runaway Dream chronicles the making and significance of Springsteen's masterwork, deftly sketching the ambition, history, and personalities that created an enduring work of art.

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Author:   Louis P. Masur
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.239kg
ISBN:  

9781608191017


ISBN 10:   160819101
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   21 November 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In stock at warehouse   Availability explained
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<p> With Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, Masur again focuses on a single work of art and its cultural context, and the book shares many strengths with his previous one. The prose remains direct and uncluttered, the research extensive. -- Barnes and Noble Review <p> A cultural historian with a penchant for choosing specific subjects (the year 1831, baseball's first world series, a famous photograph from the Boston busing crisis of the 1970s) and situating them against the larger background of their times, [Lou Masur] combines scholarly rigor and journalistic accessibility. These talents are vividly on display in Runaway Dream, which uses Born to Run as a synecdoche for understanding Springsteen's career as a whole. --Jim Cullen, History News Network <p> In Runaway Dream, Louis P. Masur, a professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., dissects the making of the album and the legacy it has left behind with the meticulous eye of a s


<p>&#8220;With Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen&#8217;s American Vision, Masur again focuses on a single work of art and its cultural context, and the book shares many strengths with his previous one. The prose remains direct and uncluttered, the research extensive.&#8221;&#8212; Barnes and Noble Review <p>&#160;<p>&#8220;A cultural historian with a penchant for choosing specific subjects (the year 1831, baseball&#8217;s first world series, a famous photograph from the Boston busing crisis of the 1970s) and situating them against the larger background of their times, [Lou Masur] combines scholarly rigor and journalistic accessibility. These talents are vividly on display in Runaway Dream, which uses Born to Run as a synecdoche for understanding Springsteen's career as a whole.&#8221;&#8212;Jim Cullen, History News Network <p>&#160;<p>&#8220;In Runaway Dream, Louis P. Masur, a professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., dissects the making of the album an


Masur, as his title suggests, has 'an affinity for the American themes that permeate [Springsteen's] work,' and his book is essentially an extended cultural essay about those. Chicago Tribune [Lou Masur] combines scholarly rigor and journalistic accessibility. These talents are vividly on display in Runaway Dream, which uses Born to Run as a synecdoche for understanding Springsteen's career as a whole. History News Network With Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American Vision, Masur again focuses on a single work of art and its cultural context, and the book shares many strengths with his previous one. The prose remains direct and uncluttered, the research extensive. Barnes and Noble Review


Author Information

Louis P . Masur is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Institutions and Values at Trinity College in Hartford. Married with two children. His previous books include The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, 1831: Year of Eclipse, and Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series.

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