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ISBN-10: 1478014393
ISBN-13: 9781478014393
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 10/12/2021
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Roadrunner

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Cultural theorist and poet Joshua Clover examines Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers’ 1972 song “Roadrunner,” charting its place in rock & roll history and American culture.

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers’ 1972 song “Roadrunner” captures the freedom and wonder of cruising down the highway late at night with the radio on. Although the song circles Boston’s beltway, its significance reaches far beyond Richman’s deceptively simple declarations of love for modern moonlight, the made world, and rock & roll. In Roadrunner, cultural theorist and poet Joshua Clover charts both the song’s emotional power and its elaborate history, tracing its place in popular music from Chuck Berry to M.I.A. He also locates “Roadrunner” at the intersection of car culture, industrialization, consumption, mobility, and politics. Like the song itself, Clover tells a story about a particular time and place–the American era that rock & roll signifies–that becomes a story about love and the modern world.

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"Roadrunner, Clover's book, has plenty of warmth; in fact, it runs positively hot as the poet and cultural theorist veers off onto one exit ramp after another."–Jay Gabler "The Current" (9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM)
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ISBN-10: 1478014393
ISBN-13: 9781478014393
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 10/12/2021
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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