Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture-

  • Title: Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture
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  • Released: 2013-01-31
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  • Pages: 288
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Review Focusing on what Johnny Cash means to Americans, rather than recounting a straightforward biography or offering traditional music criticism, this book makes the argument that Cash simultaneously embodies the existential search for authen-ticity at the heart of 1950 s American culture and the postmodern self-consciousness about performing the self that characterized late twentieth-century culture. --Barbara Ching, author of 'Wrong s What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture'

"Citing sources from the film High Fidelity to Joan Didion’s Slouching Toward Bethlehem, Silverman eloquently posits that Cash’s decisions reflect not just his own savvy marketing skills but also the American zeitgeist itself." Callie Enlow, San Antonio Current.

About the Author Jonathan Silverman is assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and coauthor of 'The World Is a Text: Writing Reading and Thinking about Culture and Its Contexts.'

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