TITLE

The Terms of the Contract: Rock and Roll and the Narrative of Self-Destruction in Don DeLillo, Neal Pollack, and Kurt Cobain

AUTHOR(S)
Kavadlo, Jesse
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Studies in Popular Culture;Fall2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the contradictions of self-destruction in the rock and roll novel. It offers information on the life of being a rock star, discussing the ups and downs of being famous, consumerism, and music. It also presents the issues discussed in Don DeLillo's novel "Great Jones Street" which include legal contracts and self-destruction, among others.
ACCESSION #
28772963

 

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