The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Author: Marilyn Manson,Neil Strauss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062212656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9957


When this best-selling autobiography was originally released, readers were shocked: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell was the darkest, funniest, most controversial, and best-selling rock book of its time—and it became the template, both visually and narratively, for almost every rock book since. Marilyn Manson is not just a music icon, it turned out, but one of the best storytellers of his generation. Written with bestselling author Neil Strauss, beautifully designed with dozens of exclusive photographs, and modeled on Dante's Inferno, this edition of The Long Hard Road Out of Hell features a bonus chapter not in the hardcover. In the shocking and candid memoir, Manson takes readers from backstage to emergency rooms to jail cells, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country. Along the way, you'll hear what happens to fans—and celebrities—who dare to venture backstage with the one of the world's most dangerous rock stars. In the words of Elle magazine, the book "makes Madonna's infamous Sex seem downright wholesome in comparison."

Tilting Cervantes

Author: Bruce R. Burningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 1725


Tilting Cervantes examines several contemporary texts -- Fight Club, Brazil, The Matrix, and The Moor's Last Sigh, among others -- by reflecting them against a cluster of early modern Spanish and Latin American literary works, principally Don Quixote. Through a deliberate juxtaposition of these cross-cultural and cross-epochal texts, this book explores the notion that each of these varied cultural products can be read -in a very Borgesian manner- as precursors to each other, especially for contemporary readers who may not come to them in their "proper" chronological order. At the same time, and within this larger juxtaposition, this book examines the interrelated baroque and postmodern preoccupation with mirrors and self-reflexivity, and thus argues that many postmodern writers and performers do not so much break new ground as simply rediscover terrain already explored by such baroque literary figures as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

First Things

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7769


Dissecting Marilyn Manson

Author: Gavin Baddeley

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658767

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 1002


In Dissecting Marilyn Manson, author Gavin Baddeley performs a cultural autopsy upon Manson, examining the seminal influences and psychotic sources that have gone into making him the Frankenstein monster that he is today. With its heavily visual approach, the text and pictures create the impression of a pathological scrapbook, emphasising the idea of the performer being put under the knife, exploring the Manson mythos in an irreverent but authoritative manner. Each chapter exposes one gruesome angle after another, gradually revealing just what makes Marilyn Manson tick and why so many find him so compelling. Dissecting Marilyn Manson offers the legion of dedicated Manson fans an alternative look into his macabre and twisted world. This revised and updated edition continues dissecting up to the present day, analysing recent developments in Manson’s professional and private life, including his recent high-profile court case, marriage to fetish model Dita Von Teese, and creative forays into the worlds of art and film.

Apocalypse Soon?

Author: Kornelia Freitag

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

View: 1980


Religion has always played a special role in the life of the United States. This has been true at Puritan times and it is still true today. Apocalypse Soon? charts the sometimes open, sometimes hidden connections between US popular culture and religion. The book's essays offer a closer look on a wide variety of cultural phenomena that reach from Puritan millennialism to George Bush's appeal to the Christian right, from Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar to the Christian metal band Saviour Machine, and from TV series like Family First, Dead Like Me, and Lost, to Christian diet and chastity programs. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 3)

The New Inquisition

Author: James LaRue

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591582854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

View: 9794


Provides information on the types of materials that are challenged in a public library and ways to respond to these challenges.

Out

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gay men

Page: N.A

View: 9841


Elle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fashion

Page: N.A

View: 755


Headpress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Death in mass media

Page: N.A

View: 5142